top of page

The genre, Gypsy Jazz, is said to have been started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s.  As its origins are largely from France, it is often called by the French name, Jazz Manouche, or more simply, Hot Club Jazz.  Reinhardt was noted for combining chromatic Eastern European flavors with the swing articulation of the period.   


The Broken Heartstrings performs the very best in traditional and postmodern jazz manouche, creating the perfect atmosphere for any venue or gathering desiring to emulate the exciting sounds of the 1930's French jazz scene.



The Broken Heartstrings 

bottom of page