Jean "Django" Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Gypsy jazz guitarist. One of the first prominent European jazz musicians, Reinhardt remains one of the most renowned jazz guitarists. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz.
Anthony James Balluff (born January 31, 1967) clarinetist, composer, arranger and bandleader. Born in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and raised in south Minneapolis. Balluff began playing jazz as early as high school. Already a skilled classical performer, he went on to study with members of the Hall Brothers Jazz Band, and Dr. Henry Blackburn. Tony Balluff's tastes in jazz have run the gamut from early jazz (traditional or Dixieland jazz) to modern jazz.
Biréli Lagrène (born September 4, 1966) is a French guitarist and bassist. He came to prominence in the 1980s for his Django Reinhardt influenced style. He often performs within the swing, jazz fusion and post bop mediums.
Tchavolo Schmitt (born 1954 in Paris) is a noted guitarist in gypsy jazz. He had some success with others in the 1970s, but then settled in Strasbourg and left the professional circuit for a time. He started putting out albums under his own name in 2000. He also played Miraldo in the Tony Gatlif film Swing.
Babik Reinhardt (8 June 1944, Paris - 13 November 2001, Grasse) was one of Django Reinhardt's sons, and a guitarist himself. He did not learn the guitar directly from Django,who wanted him to learn the piano instead, but from various other family members. He was involved in the Gypsy jazz scene all his life, frequently appearing at the Samois-sur-Seine festival, but did not strictly adhere to the style in his playing, preferring a jazz-fusion sound.
Joseph (Jimmy) Rosenberg is a Sinto-Romani guitarist from Netherlands, known for his virtuoso playing of gypsy jazzand other related styles. He was initially active in the Romani (Gypsy) cultural center of Sinti, and was inspired by his relative Stochelo Rosenberg, after his release of the album "Seresta". Jimmy Rosenberg's international reputation started with the British Channel 4 show (Django's Legacy, 1990) with the trio "The Gypsy Kids", who consisted of Falko Reinhart and Sani van Mullum.