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John Grimley
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It is with sadness that the death of André Séguinot is announced.


The founding father of Club Django, André was born in Montpellier, France in 1931.
He was the only member of the band to have seen Django Reinhardt perform, in Paris in 1951.


He will be missed in his stage-left position, playing his trademark 1961 Favino guitar.
Séguinot led the Club Django Toronto Sextet in triumphant concert appearances at important North American jazz festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and the Syracuse Jazz Festival.


Under his leadership, Club Django was awarded “Best Album of the Year for Traditional/Classic Performance” by the Canadian Collectors’ Congress for their debut CD, in 2000.

(JG)

February 4, 2019 at 4:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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