Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23 Birthday: Django Reinhardt

Django Reubgardt, musician
January 23, 1910-May 16, 1953

Django by Bonnie Christensen (Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook, 2009)

Django’s story, told in a jazzy beat, plays to the heart. Born in poverty, this dreamer, found his home in music. And when tragedy struck, like a phoenix, he rose, relearned how to play and soared.

The Chicago Tribune reported on what would have been Django’s 100th birthday celebration with a bash.