What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Jimmy Rosenberg

by Doc Dosco

This week we feature Jimmy Rosenberg, a phenomenal young guitarist from the Netherlands. This young man has incredible energy and incredible chops. Check him out!

Online Bio

Jimmy Rosenberg comes from a Sinti (Gypsy) family and was born 10th. April 1980 in Helmond, in the southern region of The Netherlands. Jimmy played on stage with Stéphane Grappelli, James Brown, Les Paul, Biréli Lagrène, Willy Nelson, Eric Clapton, Stochelo Rosenberg (his cousin) and many others. Jimmy is known and respected by musicians worldwide.

Jimmy made his debut outside the Gypsy world as early as 1989 at the age of nine years in John Jeremy's British television documentary Django Legacy. In this documentary, Jimmy appeared with the trio named The Gipsy Kids, with Falko Reinhardt and Sani van Mullum.

In 1991 Jimmy appeared for the first time on Dutch television, and he played at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine, France. He also played a duet with Stéphane Grappelli in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. It became clear that Jimmy was a world phenomena. Playing with the greatest living musicians in the genre as their equal.

In 1992 The Gipsy Kids did their first CD recording, entitled Safari, in June/July in Studio 88 in Hilversum in the Netherlands.

In 1993 Jimmy played at the Django Festivals in Oslo in Norway, and again in Samois sur Seine. He did his first recordings with Hot Club de Norvège i.e. Hot Club Records, entitled The Incredible Jimmy Suite. Jimmy did concerts with Biréli Lagrène, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Philip Catherine and many others.

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Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the 'What's Hot with Jazz Guitar' columns, audio clips of Doc's playing, and many additional features. Doc now endorses Peerless Guitars and has the website Jazz Guitar Zone to help promote Peerless jazz guitars in the US. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps -- great for jazz (and anything else!)

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