Angelo Debarre

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Angelo Debarre
Angelo Debarre Cosmopolite (221433).jpg
Debarre at Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway, 2016
Background information
Born (1962-08-19) August 19, 1962 (age 57)
Saint-Denis, France
GenresGypsy jazz
Years active1984–present
LabelsHot Club, Le Chant du Monde
Angélo Debarre performing in Paris, April 2013

Angelo Debarre (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʒelo dəˈbaʁ] (born on August 19, 1962) is a French Romani gypsy jazz guitarist.


Debarre was born in Saint-Denis, Paris, and began playing at age eight.[1] In 1984, he formed his first group, the Angelo Debarre Quintet. In 1985, the group was hired by Serge Camps to play at his Parisian café, La Roue Fleurie, where Debarre was discovered by producer and guitarist Jon Larsen.

Debarre has performed in several Romani and jazz festivals, including Birdland's annual Django Reinhardt Festival.[2] He recorded Mémoires: Memories of Django with Tchavolo Schmitt.


  • Gypsy Guitars with Frank Anastasio, Serge Camps (Hot Club, 1989)
  • Caprice (Hot Club, 1998)
  • Romano Baschepen (Al Sur, 1998)
  • Come into My Swing with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde, 2003)
  • Memoires: Memories of Django with Tchavolo Schmitt (Le Chant du Monde, 2004)
  • Entre Amis with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde, 2005)
  • Swing Recontre with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde, 2006)
  • Entre Ciel et Terre with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde, 2006)
  • Live at Djano Northwest with Tim Kliphuis (2007)
  • Trio Tout a Cordes (Le Chant du Monde, 2008)
  • Live in le Quecumbar (Fremeaux, 2009)
  • Gipsy Unity (Le Chant du Monde, 2009)
  • Complicité with Marius Apostol (Just Looking, 2013)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2013). The great jazz guitarists : the ultimate guide. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
  2. ^ The New York Times

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