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warning 128x128Even if we thought that the problems with our paid DOWNLOADs was a thing of the past, some users told us that there were again problems downloading.
Now that we (again) investigated to solve those problems and download errors, we found that the problems reside with our used pay-service PAYPAL.   Since last year 2019, PAYPAL has slowly by slowly changed all of their user-accounts into so called "Private-accounts".
This means that only users that hold a "company- or professional-account" are still able to drive their online-shops or shopping carts. As thru this action the return-message from PAYPAL to the shop or cart after successful payment has been blocked. Payments still can be done and will be received, but no return message confirmation to the shopsystem. That explains the problems that we and our users have had ever since.

Nonetheless: no user has to worry that he/she will loose money with us when buying something from our online offers, so you can still buy with confidence!


We are really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our users and work hardly on a better solution in the meantime!

The JM-GuitarGallery meanwhile holds more than 2.000 images in the database of old Gypsyjazz-guitars of the brands Selmer, Busato, Favino or Di Mauro.  That said, we are proudly that this is the BIGGEST Gallery of old Gyosy jazz guitars on the internet worldwide, and we are still constantly updating it with new instruments!


Update: Festival Django Reinhardt

As another Update for Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois, here the official text of the  Festivalmakers in english translation.

>>Now its offical: the Festival will take place!

Since month we work on it to change and overthink the conditions of the event in Park des Château de Fontainebleau.

We have though to make to nicest of all Festivals, to honour the greatest Jazzmusician of Europe: Django Reinhardt

We believ in it cause we have passion for music in our bodies. We believe in it cause we spent all our energy to reach one goal: to make it possible for the artists to reach out for the publc again. We believ in it cause the last 10 months have showed us how precious the relation between you and us is.

For sale: the new Polak "Model Bertino" Maple Series - SPECIAL OFFER !

The specialty of this unique guitar is in the design and the making. Unlike other Gypsyjazz Guitars and Selmer-copies, this model series are equipped with a strongly arched top and backsides, similar to electric Archtop Jazzguitars.
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This guitar has been inspired by the so called "Busato"-Guitars (more Infos on Busato-Guitars here) which have been built in the 1930-1950ies and which meanwhile are sold as absolute rarities for prices between 7.000.- and 15.000.-€. Alike the rare Selmer-Guitars the Busatos are considered as the best Gypsyjazzguitars worldwide.

modbertino 2019 maple back closeThis Demo-Instrument (Prototype) on sale here, is handuilt by luthier Edward Polak of Polak-Gypsyguitars (former ERG-Guitars).

It is made from wonderfully grained Tigermaple (sides and back, see photos). The top is made from solid spruce.

CD-Review: Wawau Adler - Happy birthday Django 110

Since a long time Joseph "Wawau" Adler is well known In the Gypsyjazz- and Jazzszene. As he already released a couple of CDs such as "Back to the roots" (2007), "Songs for Guitar and Bass" (2009), "Here’s to Django" (2010) and now for the 100th years jubilee of Django Reinhardt he releases "Happy birthday Django 110" (2020).

wawau adler happy birthday django 110Wawau Adler is internationally known as an outstanding Jazz guitarist. Though enrooted in Jazz Manouche / Gipsy Swing, Wauwau is also an expert in all other styles of modern jazz. In his exceptional 40 years career he played reams of concerts in Germany, Europe, Canada and the USA.

On "Happy birthday Django 110" Wawau shows impressively why he is an internationally well known and respected musician.

Corona-AntiLockdown Song

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As already described in our other articles in our JM-News, the national Lockdown has created a legal job prohibition for many musicians worldwide.
Actually in germany all events with 100+ Persons are allowed from 01st Juli. But anyway this year 2020 many big venues and events as Festivals are called quit for the artists.

To set a sign against this legal work prohibition, and to show we are still here and will be working also after the Corona Lockdwn has ended, furthermore to give a little hope to fellow musicians that are affected by this we have recorded the song "The show must go on" by Freddy Mercury / Queen in a Jazz-Version with different musicians. Have fun with it (may as well share it)!

Part 1 https://youtu.be/UDZrNmdgOqo

Part 2 https://youtu.be/er-Kpscn_VU

Preview: Festival Django Reinhardt 2021

Already dismissed last year 2020 by all of it´s Fans as canceled due to Covid19, the organizers try to keep up hope and transport it to the fans as well by preparing a new edition of the festival in the summer 2021.
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From 01st to 04th of Juli 2021 again the "Festival Django Reinhardt" in Fontainebleau is supposed to take place by the plans of their organizers.

And they present a first line-up containing old-fashoined and known faces: Jamie Cullum, Stochelo Rosenberg, Ibrahim Maalouf, Thomas Dutronc and Catherine Ringer.

All great musicians, but nevertheless it seems that the organizers are unable to present new innovative musicians of the genre to be staging at the festival. Instead they re-present well known names of popular musicans, even if there is a huge amount of great musicians that could be engaged for the festival to play.

Regrettably the festival organizers seem to be unable to look over their own little plate by presenting real innovative musicians of the genre, that would gladly represent the big Namespender of the Festival.

So meanwhile (for the 4th time in a row) Ibrahim Maalouf, a very good musician that has got nothing to do with the genre of Jazz-Manouche, is hitting the stage. Also Stochelo Rosenberg, one of the greats of the genre, is to be seen like almost every year. Jamie Cullum, a great Pianist and Singer, that hasnt got to do with the style at all as well...is back on stage.

The direction of the Festivals is more and more wident to a broad spectrum of Jazzartists, but without keeping the wishes and interests of the festival fans at hand. Very sad.

We will report about the further progammation right here.

CD-Review: David & Danino Weiss Quartett - The new Gypsy Sound

david danino weiss quartett the new gipsy soundDavid & Danino Weiss - The new Gypsy Sound feat. Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg

Within one year the two outstanding musicians David & Danino Weiss present their second CD, "The new Gypsy Sound" feat. Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg and some more guest musicians like famous Hono Winterstein (RytmGit), Wolfgang Lackerschmid (Vibraphone), Alexander Haas (Bass) and Xaver Hellmer (Drums).

And one can say that the name is definately program here.
With those two worldclass guitarrists Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg the musicians David (Accordeon) & Danino Weiss (Piano) invite real world stars into the studio to record for their Album.
But even without those two greats, the two key-players David & Danino present themselfes with fresh new ideas, own arrangements and honor themselfes most of all by all that.
Yet though the two woldclass guitarrists help to avoid a strong "key heavyness" on that album throwing in their magic strings in between.

The CD contains 10 tunes, with "Gypsy Keys", My thought at midnight", "Sourire" some couple of original compositions (by Danino & David), well known Gypsyjazz-classics like "Claire de Lune" (Joseph Kosma) or "Douce Ambiance" (Django Reinhardt, other Jazzclassics by Charles Aznavour ("Je aime Paris au mois de mai") and Hans Hammerschmidt ("Für mich solls rote Rosen regnen"), one tune by Stochelo Rosenberg ("Miro tata Mimer").

The blend mix of tunes is absolutely well done, modern in sound, but the more with deepness and fun of playing as well.

CD-Review: Gypsy Today - Stochelo Rosenberg & Jermaine Landsberger

gypsytoday srosenberg jlandsberger klA new CD arrived us yesterday which has been recorded already in 2015 but just released in this year 2020:

"Gypsy today" by Stochelo Rosenberg & Jermaine Landsberger feat. Didier Lockwood.

Especially to mention is Dider Lockwood (Viol.) who passed away in 2019. But also a phantastic Lineup with the following guest musicians: Daryl Hall (Double Bass), Joel Locher (Double Bass), André Cecarelli (Drums), Sebastian de Krom (Drums), Schenemann Krause (Ryhthm Git.).

The CD contains 11 Tunes in a great mix of Originals by Stochelo Rosenberg (Made for Isaak, Double Jeu, Memories of Bridget) and Jermaine Landsberger (Ballade pour Didier, Gypsy Today, The Bebop Gypsy). a couple of Songs by Django Reinhardt (Double Scotch, Anouman) and some Jazzstandards.
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