Jo Privat

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Jo Privat (born 15 April 1919 and died on 3 April 1996) was a French accordionist and composer. Privat was born at Ménilmontant, Paris. He played for many years at Balajo, a musette club in Paris where he worked with Django Reinhardt, the Ferret Brothers, Didier Roussin and Patrick Saussois.[1] Privat composed about five hundred works, influenced by bagpipes, Gypsy culture and American jazz.[2] He died at Savigny-le-Temple and was cremated on April 12. His ashes were buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery.


  1. ^ Hemetek, Ursula, ed. (2005). Manifold identities: studies on music and minorities. 
  2. ^ Dregni, Michael; Antonietto, Alain; Legrand, Anne (2006). Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz. p. 80. 

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