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
Saint-Denis, France
Genres Gypsy jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1984–present
Labels Hot 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 (1988) (Hot Club/Jon Larsen)
  • La Roue Fleurie (1991) (Hot Club/Larsen)
  • Caprice (1998) (Hot Club/Larsen)
  • Romano Baschepen (1999) (Al Sur/NordSud)
  • Portrait of Angelo Debarre (2002) (Hot Club/Larsen)
  • Come into My Swing (2003) with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde)
  • Angelo Is Back in Town (2004) (Hot Club/Larsen)
  • Entre Amis (2005) with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde)
  • Paroles de Swing (2008) with Ludovic Beier (Le Chant du Monde)
  • Trio tout à cordes (2008) (Le Chant du Monde)
  • Live in Le Quecumbar (2010) (Fremeaux)
  • Gypsy Unity (2010) (Le Chant du Monde)


  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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