summaryFrench jazz violinist (1908-1997)
overviewStéphane Grappelli (French pronunciation: [stefan ɡʁapɛli]; 26 January 1908 - 1 December 1997), guitarist Django 1934 He was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Reinhardt. jazz bands have been called the "grandfathers of jazz violinists" and continued to perform around the world in the '80s.
For the first three decades of her career, her Surname, which went back to Grappelli in 1969, was billed using a simplified typo, which reverted to Grappelli. The latter, the Italian spelling, is now used almost universally when referring to violinism; early work.
He was born in Paris.
He started playing the violin at the age of 12 and studied solfage at the Paris Conservatory. At the age of 16 he performed on the streets with silent films, and in the late 1920s he began performing with Django Reinhardt and then formed a Quintet with Louis Bola. It was recognized by the French Hot Club in '34 and became famous for the French Hot Club Quintet. During the war, activities were suspended, resumed in 46 and co-starred in 53 until Jango died. He has since worked as a freelancer and toured the United States, including his '74 Carnegie Hall performances.