Skip to main content

Video tutorial: John Jorgenson's Gypsy Jazz masterclass

John Jorgenson
John Jorgenson

John Jorgenson was not only a member of the Hellecasters and guitar sideman to Elton John, but also one of the pioneers of the American Gypsy Jazz movement.

He has twice been asked to recreate the music of Django Reinhardt for the feature films Gattica, and Head In The Clouds. The latter even saw Jorgenson in character playing Django himself on the silver screen.

In this video tutorial, Jorgenson gives reveals expert tips and tricks that will help all fans of Gypsy Jazz get closer to the authentic Django sound.

For more information on John Jorgenson, visit his official website.

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

  • GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts.
  • TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars.
  • STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.