Stéphane Grappelli, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Stéphane Grappelli

French jazz violinist

Date of Birth: 26-Jan-1908

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 01-Dec-1997

Profession: composer, violinist, street artist, film actor, jazz musician

Nationality: Italy, France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Stéphane Grappelli

  • Stéphane Grappelli (French pronunciation: ?[stefan g?ap?li]; 26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997), born Stefano Grappelli, was a French-Italian jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934.
  • It was one of the first all-string jazz bands.
  • He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s.For the first three decades of his career, he was billed using a gallicised spelling of his last name, Grappelly, reverting to Grappelli in 1969.
  • The latter, Italian spelling, is now used almost universally when referring to the violinist, including reissues of his early work.

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