26 AUGUST 2023: GRAPPELLI-DJANGO CAMP ALL STAR OPEN CONCERT!

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Welcome!

I’m Tim Kliphuis, director of the Grappelli-Django Camps. A real premiere: on 6-8 January 2023, we have our first Winter Jam! Email us to sign up.
And then, on 24 August 2023, we celebrate our 14th edition in Beukenhof Biezenmortel (NL), with a fresh teaching and performing line-up.

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 2023, we will have some returning violin and bass stars but also new guitar names, all of whom are not only great players but dedicated tutors. Keep an eye on this page for updates. Of course, Camp founders Reinier Voet, Karin van Kooten (NL) and myself will be leading the teaching staff as usual.

Sign-up will open on 1 December 2022.

In memory of Max Bédouelle (1980 – 2021)

WHERE

Beukenhof Biezenmortel, The Netherlands

WHEN

Thursday to Sunday
August 24 to 27, 2023

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


Our Tutors

Featured tutors for our upcoming edition:

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.


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Testimonials

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!