Stochelo Rosenberg

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Stochelo Rosenberg
Stochelo Rosenberg 2002 Holland (photograph by Tony Rees).jpg
Stochelo Rosenberg in concert, Netherlands, 2002
Background information
Born(1968-02-19)February 19, 1968
Helmond, Netherlands
GenresGypsy jazz, swing
Years active1980s – present
Associated actsThe Rosenberg Trio

Stochelo Rosenberg (born 19 February 1968 in Helmond, Netherlands) is a Gypsy jazz guitarist who leads the Rosenberg Trio.


Stochelo Rosenberg was born in Helmond Gypsy camp. He was the first son of Mimer Rosenberg and Metz Grunholz and one of four brothers and one sister.[1][dead link] He started playing the guitar when he was ten years old. His family consisted of musicians and he learned from his father, his uncle Wasso Grunholz, and from the records of his hero, Django Reinhardt.[1] With his cousins Nous'che and Nonnie Rosenberg he formed the Rosenberg Trio and played at festivals in gypsy communities in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. In 1989 they played at the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois sur Seine, France, after which their first album, Seresta, was released. In June 1993 they appeared at Stéphane Grappelli's 85th birthday Celebration Concert at Carnegie Hall.[1]

Rosenberg played a Jacques Favino guitar, and later he bought an old Selmer guitar, number 504. Django Reinhardt played the same model with the number 503.[1] He started the Rosenberg Academy, an online school devoted to teaching Gypsy jazz.[2]


Solo albums[edit]

Title Release Label
Ready 'n Able 2005 Iris

With the Rosenberg Trio

Title Release Label
Seresta 1989 Polydor
Gipsy Summer 1991 Polydor
Impressions 1992 Polydor
Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival '92 1992 Polydor/Verve
Caravan 1994 Verve
Gypsy Swing 1995 Polydor
Noches Calientes 1998 Polydor
3 – Originals 1998 Polydor
Sueños Gitanos 2001 Polydor
Het beste van… 2001 Polydor
Live in Samois (Tribute to Django Reinhardt) 2003 Universal
Louis van Dijk & the Rosenberg Trio 2004 Pink
Live 1992–2005 2005 Brilliant Jazz
Roots 2007 Iris/Harmonia Mundi
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli feat. Tim Kliphuis 2008 FMJazz/Foreign Media
Djangologists feat. Bireli Lagrene 2010 Enja

Romane & Miska Grönfors

Title Release Remarks
Élégance 2000 Iris
Double Jeu 2005 Iris
Gypsy Guitar Masters (live) 2006 Iris
Tribulations 2010


  1. ^ a b c d "Stochelo Rosenberg Biography". Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Rosenberg Academy". Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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