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Gitane Gypsy Jazz Guitars
        Leading the way with the hottest selling Gypsy Jazz guitars on the market today, it is only natural that Gitane® guitars would also attract the attention of some of the most influential modern Gypsy swing masters making music today. Gitane...For the Gypsy in Your Soul!

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Jan Akkerman



Dutch guitar player Jan Akkerman (1946) did almost anything a musician could possibly do. During half a century he worked with many different musicians like BB King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T, besides being a member of international leading bands such as Brainbox and Focus. Also, he made more than a dozen solo records that shows his versatile playing without any boundaries or limitations. Whether it’s ‘Tabernakel’ (1973), the famous guitar-in-bed album ‘Jan Akkerman’ (1977) or his most recent studio outings ‘CU’ (2003) and ‘Minor Details’ (2011), he explores and combines elements of rock, jazz, blues, classical and dance. Throughout his career, Akkerman appeared on worldwide stages. Besides gigs at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and countless tours around theatres and various stages, the guitarist also performed far beyond Europe in countries like Japan, Russia, Syria, North & South America and Indonesia. Meanwhile, international fans come from all over the world to see Jan perform on stage in The Netherlands. In his own country, Akkerman receives a Golden Harp in 2005 for his complete oeuvre and again gains recognition and sympathy for his distinctive role in guitar music by many people. Since early 2012, Jan lets old Brainbox times revive with the start of My Brainbox, featuring ex- Vandenberg singer Bert Heerink. This project was in celebration of his 50 years activity on worldwide stages. At the end of 2012, Jan is knighted in the Order of Oranje Nassau in recognition of his influential contribution to Dutch music. Jan also maintains designing his own guitar. In 2013, he draws out the new J.A. Personal II for Dutch company Brandin Guitars. The instrument is largely based on the Gibson Les Paul Personal that Jan played numerous times in the seventies. The guitar is manufactured in two versions: the J.A. Personal II Signature Black and the J.A. Personal II Signature Violin Sunburst. His latest cd/dvd-set ‘North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts’ (2013) showcases the various sides of the guitarist with his band, compiled from three performances recorded at the famous North Sea Jazz Festival between 1993 and 2011. In 2015, Jan Akkerman embarks on a new Dutch theatre tour: ‘Back to Vinyl’. For the first time he performs the famous ‘guitar in bed’-album in its entirety, including classic tracks as ‘Streetwalker’, ‘Skydancer’ and ‘Crackers’. The seven songs from the album are supplemented by some new compositions and older favourites. Seeing Jan Akkerman live in concert is a refreshing and never-to-be-repeated fascinating experience. Being an authentic improvisator Jan shows his maximal capability and shares his affection on guitar with band members Coen Molenaar (keyboards), David de Marez Oyens (bass/percussion) and Marijn van den Berg (drums). What will be his next challenge?

John Jorgenson



Jorgenson's career has been wide-ranging, including playing lead guitar in Elton John's band for seven years; being a co-founder of both the groundbreaking The Hellecasters and The Desert Rose Band; being widely known as the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz; and portraying Django Reinhardt in the Hollywood feature film Head In The Clouds. Jorgenson has recorded or toured with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson and many others. Jorgenson is a GRAMMY Award-winner and has won many other awards, including being three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Guitarist of the Year.

John Rodli


Lulo Reinhardt



Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in Gypsy music today, he is from a long line of musicians; the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt. Lulo comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians. He first showed an interest during his formative years. By the age of five Lulo was already being handed down the guitar tradition through his father Bawo Reinhardt and has devoted his life to music ever since.

Mike Reinhardt


Peter Frampton



Following another year of non-stop touring including select solo performances, dates with The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is back on the road—this time co-headlining with American rock legends Cheap Trick. “I’ve always loved Cheap Trick and their sound. Great band, great people! We played one show together last year and had so much fun we decided to do a whole tour together,” Peter explains. For details, please visit www.frampton.com. With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, Cheap Trick has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time. Moreover, Frampton’s latest work, Hummingbird in a Box, which was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, is available via RED Distribution. Rolling Stone explains, “…Hummingbird is fresh-sounding, sophisticated stuff; Frampton plays and sings as well as ever and, to his credit, his continually looking forward—rather than backward, for there’s quite a story there to be sure—only solidifies his status as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s lifelong major players. Excellent stuff here.”

Samuel C. Lees



ABOUT Samuel C Lees is a guitarist that has worn many hats in his time , but he is now opening up the hat box . Along with working with artists such as Yngwie J Malmsteen , Robben Ford , Walter Trout ,Joe Bonnamassa , and Jack Bruce to name a few he has forged a reputation as one of the UKs exciting and eclectic guitarists . Samuel has been successful in genres like Rock Blues Jazz Metal and many more but with his latest release All Cleaned Up he has taken all his influences and put them together you can hear in the tracks Etude and Spell Test his love for the shred guitar players of the 80s like Yngwie J Malmsteen Jason Becker and Paul Gilbert , then you get the melodic groove feel of Joe Bonnamassa , Joe Satriani on the track Stomp. There is also a tip of the hat to Django and the Gypsy Jazz style of music in Waltz Up Doc . All Cleaned Up is defernatly an album for all tastes and derfernatly one for guitar fans . Samuel C Lees is the guitarist for guitarists giving them what they want to hear but also opening up the ears of many to many new tastes and styles that they may never of thought they would like .

Stephane Wrembel



He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Origins, Wrembel’s fifth and most highly anticipated release yet, finds the multi-faceted musician corralling a myriad of influences into a hybrid that simultaneously reflects where he’s been and points to where he’s headed. Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. “I’m digging deeper and deeper into my roots,” he says about the album. Origins touches upon everything from blues to flamenco to rock; all of these influences come together as something identifiable only as Stephane Wrembel. It is the most sophisticated representation to date of Wrembel’s superior compositional skills; his melodies burst with a panoply of textures and colors, moods and emotions. “It’s a different state of mind all together,” adds Wrembel, talking about Origins. “I always compose with a picture in mind. That Impressionism approach is the main thing that I’ve carried with me from Fontainebleau.”

Wolf Marshall