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A genre of jazz music that grew out of the jazz tradition in France in the 1930s. It is also known as gypsy swing and often by the French names of jazz manouche and manouche jazz. Guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt was one of the first to perform in this genre and is normally credited with starting the tradition near Paris. Gypsy jazz combines gypsy music with the swing style of performance.

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Gypsy Jazz
Definition of "Gypsy Jazz" by Chat GPT: Gypsy jazz is a style of jazz music that originated in France in the 1930s. It is characterized by its use of acoustic guitars, violins, and double bass, and its incorporation of traditional Roma (Gypsy) music and techniques. The music is often upbeat and lively, with a strong rhythmic drive and improvisation. The style was popularized by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and his band, the Quintette du Hot Club de France.
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