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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 the 1930s, blending traditional Romani (Gypsy) music with elements of swing jazz. It is characterized by its fast tempos, virtuosic guitar playing, and improvisational solos. The genre is closely associated with the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and the violinist Stéphane Grappelli, who formed the influential Quintette du Hot Club de France.
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