No need to present the curriculum of this immense artist! If you’re a Django fan, you’ll already have heard the many recordings he’s made with his peers. As one of the very first instigators of the revival of the style in the ’90s, he is the composer of a repertoire recognizable by his “Django” style, albeit a very personal one! He has always been keen to pass on his knowledge of the art of improvisation! He founded the famous “Romane Swing Académie”, now run by his eldest son Richard Manetti. He is the Director of Education for this first edition of Django à Montmartre!


For the past fifteen years, Hugo Lippi has been one of Europe’s most sought-after guitarists.
He was awarded the prestigious Prix Django Reinhardt (French jazz musician of the year 2019) by the “Académie du jazz”. He performs regularly with Sarah Mckenzie, Eric Legnini, Florin Niculescu, Marcel Azzola, the Keystone Big Band…
He has also performed alongside such prestigious musicians as Michel Legrand, Christian Mcbride, Biréli Lagrène, Peter Bernstein, Joe Cohn… and with filmmaker David Lynch for the film Inland Empire.

He took part in the LA LA LAND tour under the direction of Justin Hurwitz. His latest album, “Comfort Zone” (Gaya Musique Productions), was recorded in New York alongside Fred Nardin, Ben Wolfe and Donald Edward.
He has played at Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Juan, Montreux Jazz Festival, Northsea Jazz Festival, Olympia, Salle Pleyel… He tours regularly in Europe, as well as in Japan, Africa, Scandinavia…


Philippe BAUDOIN

Pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, author of educational works, producer of records and radio programs, collector.

Philippe Baudoin has performed as pianist alongside Bill Coleman, Mezz Mezzrow, Albert Nicholas, Buddy Tate, Benny Carter, Vic Dickenson, Cat Anderson, Guy Laffitte, Catherine Russell… Co-director of the Anachronic Jazz Band, he has participated in some twenty recordings.

Teacher at CIM and Arpej French jazz schools. Lecturer in jazz history and techniques at the Sorbonne for 15 years, he has written numerous technical and historical articles and brochures, as well as two books, one in two volumes: “JAZZ MODE D’EMPLOI” and “Une Chronologie du jazz”. Has given courses at the Cité de la Musique for middle-school students.

Musical advisor and on-screen contributor to a medium-length film on George Gershwin directed by Alain Resnais in 1991.

Has produced jazz programs for France Musique and France Culture.

Member of the Académie du jazz, he was also in charge of the jazz commission at the “Académie Charles Cros”.

Has designed and produced four exhibitions on jazz and participated in the exhibition “Le siècle de jazz” (a century of jazz)(2009).

Currently finishing a historical and musicological work on Django Reinhardt.


Accompaniment on the guitar

Julien Cattiaux is probably the most sought-after accompanist in Paris today. He plays regularly with the Gwen Cahue quartet, Romane and Daniel John Martin, the Tchavolo Schmitt quartet, the Pierre Manetti trio and Django Génération. Julien will help you deepen your knowledge of the art of guitar accompaniment. After applying yourself to “making a chord sound right”, you’ll work on the famous “pompe” as well as other rhythms regularly practiced in the style.


Bastien RIBOT


Bastien is a founding member of the RP Quartet with Edouard Pennes, Rémi Oswald and Damien Varaillon. The group has performed at festivals such as Samois-Sur-Seine, Django in June (USA), Gypsy Jazz Festival in Nouméa, Djangofestivalen in Stockholm… The RP quartet is currently working on its third album. Bastien currently teaches jazz violin at the Didier Lockwood School (CMDL).


Phrasing, articulation and harmonic support.


Johan Renard is a talented, passionate and creative musician, who masters the violin with virtuosity and sensitivity. He is recognized as one of the finest exponents of jazz violin today. He began studying the piano at the age of 7, before turning to the violin at the age of 9. After a classical training, he became interested in improvisation and jazz. He studied improvisation with François Janneau, Daniel Humair and Jean François Jenny Clark at the CNSMDP. Johan Renard performs regularly on stage in a number of musical projects: l’envolé Stephane Eicher, Tribute to Charlie Haden Diego Imbert, Gypsy Guitare Master Romane & stochelo Rosenberg . Emerson Enigma Thierry Eliez, Métamorphoses Double Celli, Living Time Orchestra George Russell and many others…
Johan Renard teaches jazz violin and improvised music at the Paris conservatories, CRR and PSPBB.


David is the son of Babik Reinhardt and the grandson of Django Reinhardt.

He made his debut at the age of six, accompanied by his father Babik at the Django d’or in 1993. Since then, he has played in numerous gypsy jazz formations, including Christian Escoudé’s New Gypsy Trio (where he inherited his father’s position), as well as Noé Reinhardt, Romane, Stochelo Rosenberg… He created the David Reinhardt Trio in 2008, and is gradually moved away from the gypsy style.

Today, David shares his time between his role as pastor and teaching guitar. He also worked closely with Étienne Comar on the film “Django”.

Gilles REA

Gilles Réa is a musician, guitarist and educator.
He is one of the prominent guitarists on the French jazz scene, with a skilful, fluid and highly cultured style of playing!
A professional since the ’80s, he has played with a number of leading figures in French and foreign jazz, including Gérard Badini, Michel Grailler, Al Levitt, Charles Saudrais, Alain Jean Marie, Romane, Daniel John Martin, Stan Laferrière, Lalo Schifrin and Bob Mintzer.
From the outset of his career, he has been keen to pass on his passion for jazz (history, analysis and guitar), teaching at numerous conservatories and music schools such as the CRR de Paris, the CIM and the Romane School. He now shares this passion on his website and Youtube, where you can discover transcriptions of great soloists and interviews with jazz personalities!

Daniel John MARTIN

Of Franco-British origin, Daniel was one of Didier Lockwood’s first students, who declared him to be one of the best violinists of his generation. He has recorded several albums, notably with the guitarist ROMANE, Julien CATTIAUX and William BRUNARD, with whom he has toured nationally and internationally. Today, Daniel is a fervent advocate of the jazz style “à la Django et Stéphane”, but he is also preparing an album of “early jazz-rock compositions for quintet and string quartet, for which he signs the arrangements.

program: the study of selected standards. How to decipher harmony by creating a thread. Phrase development. Developing your ear…

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