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I’m Tim Kliphuis, director of the Grappelli-Django Camps. Last January, we premiered our first (sold out) Winter Jam and have now opened signup for the 2023 Grappelli-Django Summer Camp! First guest tutors to be confirmed are Jimmy Grant (gtr), Eva Slongo and Seonaid Aitken (vln) and Roy Percy (b).

On 24 August 2023, we celebrate our 14th edition in Beukenhof Biezenmortel (NL), with yet another fabulous performing and teaching lineup. Camp founders Reinier Voet, Karin van Kooten (NL) and myself will be leading the camp as usual.

We are dedicated to giving musicians of all levels, from beginners to (semi-) professionals, the best possible improvisation boost. An experience you won’t forget!

In memory of Max Bédouelle (1980 – 2021)


Beukenhof Biezenmortel, The Netherlands

Winter Jam ’23
Friday to Sunday
January 6 to 8, 2023
Summer Camp ’23
Thursday to Sunday
August 24 to 27, 2023

All violinists, guitarists and bass players.
We accept other instruments, too.

Europe’s leading Workshop Camp for Gypsy Jazz

Grappelli-Django Camp was started by violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Reinier Voet in Holland in August 2010. They had worked together extensively in the Fapy Lafertin Quintet and both had many years of teaching experience.

“Gypsy Jazz” is the style made famous by Parisians Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in 1934. Their all-string jazz group is still seen as Europe’s biggest contribution to jazz history.

The aim of the camp is to offer a long weekend of world-class tuition for international players and help them get better year by year.

Jam & meet people from around the world

Jamming is an important part of the Camp, as this is your chance to try out things you have learned in the workshops. With around 20 nationalities participating each year, it’s also a great way of building friendships all over the world!

Grappelli-Django Camp does not audition. A basic command of your instrument is required. Entries are taken on a first come, first serve basis. The wide range of levels (beginner – intermediate – advanced) demands a dedicated teaching staff and good planning. Level-based instrumental workshops are alternated with ensemble lessons where all levels meet, short private lessons, a guest clinic and, of course, guided and open jam sessions.

The world’s top Gypsy Jazz players

At Grappelli-Django Camp, we’ve had some of the best-known players in the world. From gypsy guitarists Fapy Lafertin, Paulus Schäfer and Samson Schmitt to violinists Tcha Limberger, Eva Slongo and Fiona Monbet …

But being a star performer is not enough. This camp is about learning and that’s why we only choose players who are either already established teachers or have an interest in passing on their wisdom to others. This ensures that we can all learn in a positive atmosphere.

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Every year, Grappelli-Django camp changes my to-do list into a let's-do list!

Markus Tinner
clarinettist (Switzerland)
Great event in a beautiful setting. Lots of nice people, great teachers, great jam sessions and fantastic venue.

Alan Gow
guitarist (UK)
I finally conquered my fear of improvisation, and made a lot of new friends along the way!

Simone Vierstra
violinist (NL)
A unique meeting in the world of music: so many jazz lovers, rhythms and melodies under the auspices of music masters, all generations together.

Bernard Bonnet
clarinettist/violinist (Réunion)

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Register now to secure your place at Grappelli-Django Camp. We have a maximum of 75 participants and will sell out, so don’t wait!