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The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists 

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Gypsy jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good gypsy jazz bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top gypsy jazz bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Gypsy jazz groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all gypsy jazz bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest gypsy jazz bands of all time, since the most famous gypsy jazz artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best gypsy jazz music.

You can click on the gypsy jazz band names to see more information about that particular notable gypsy jazz group. If they're near the top of the best gypsy jazz artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top gypsy jazz bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the gypsy jazz band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including Django Reinhardt and Al Di Meola. Any artists you vote for graduate closer to the top of the list. Make sure to give artists you favor (like John Jorgenson or Hank Marvin) a vote.

All important, significant and iconic names in gypsy jazz music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new gypsy jazz bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of gypsy jazz, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into gypsy jazz music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good gypsy jazz bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent gypsy jazz bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best gypsy jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest gypsy jazz musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular gypsy jazz bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Django Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Swing music, Romani music, Gypsy jazz
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Stéphane Grappell... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Swing music, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion
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Biréli Lagr&egrav... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Swing music, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion
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Angelo Debarre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Jimmy Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Tchavolo Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Stochelo Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Quintet of the Hot Club ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Fapy Lafertin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Adrien Moignard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Gonzalo Bergara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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John Jorgenson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Rock music, Gypsy jazz, Country
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Maurice Ferret & Jos... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Robin Nolan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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George Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Gypsy jazz
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Sebastien Giniaux is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
JonWilliams added
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Babik Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Gypsy jazz
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Andreas Oberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Paulus Schäfer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Pearl Django is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
Swing music, West Coast Gypsy jazz, Gypsy jazz
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Jazz Gitan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Paul Tchan-tchou Vidal ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Zsolt Vegh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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Ninine Garcia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gypsy Jazz Artists
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