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date: 23 February 2020

Rosenberg, Stochelo [Izaäk ]locked

  • Mark Gilbert

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[Izaäk ]

(b Helmond, Netherlands, Feb 19, 1968). Dutch guitarist. He grew up a member of the Sinti gypsy community in the Netherlands and began to play guitar around the age of ten, inspired principally by the recordings of Django Reinhardt. Around 1980 he performed in Manouche as a member of a band led by the clarinetist Hans Meelen, but, owing to the constraints of the Pinkstergemeente religion, for the rest of the decade his appearances were confined mainly to churches and gypsy camps around Europe. In 1989 Meelen succeeded in taking Stochelo and one of his cousins, the guitarist Nous'che Rosenberg, to the gypsy jazz festival in Samois in France. As a result of their successful performances Jon Larsen of the Norwegian label Hot Club arranged to record Stochelo, Nous'che, and Nous'che's brother, the double bass player Nonnie Rosenberg, and they became known as the Rosenberg Trio. Following the group's discovery and its début recording, ...

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