Jean Reinhardt (23 January – 16 May ), known by his Romani nickname Django was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and. Biography. Early Years. Born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium, Django's name was taken from the Romany word meaning. Django Reinhardt, original name Jean Reinhardt, (born Janu, Liberchies, Belgium—died , Fontainebleau, France), guitarist who is. With no formal training, the Roma guitarist created a new style of music in the s and '40s that came to be dubbed "gypsy jazz." His playing. Django began performing on the banjo learning repertoire from his family and his neighbours, that he would later masterfully blend with jazz. He. Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's distinctive style has been emulated by other musicians, and his tradition is carried on today by the group Pearl Django. The Intégrale Django Reinhardt is a sort of biography through music and it tells Reinhardt's story more profoundly than mere words can. "In this carefully researched biography, rich with details from interviews with family members, friends and musicians, Dregni brings legendary Gypsy jazz. : Life After Django Reinhardt: Romane, Tchavolo Schmitt, this film for two things: (1) the last scene where gypsy jazz musicians are. A free-spirited gypsy, Reinhardt wasn't the most reliable person in the world, frequently wandering off into the countryside on a whim. Yet Reinhardt came up.