Stochelo Rosenberg

Born into a family of musicians, Stochelo started playing guitar at age 10. He learned to play from his father Mimer and uncle Wasso Grünholz, but mostly by listening to records by Django Reinhardt. At 12, together with cousin Nous'che Rosenberg on percussion guitar and friend Rino van Hooydonk on double bass, he won first prize in a TV contest for children. In the following youth years, Stochelo played mainly with Nous'che and his brother Nonnie on double bass in churches and gypsy camps all over Europe. 

In the late 1980s, at the age of 20, his big international breakthrough came with the Rosenberg Trio (Stochelo and cousin Nous'che and his brother Nonnie). The trio has played on many important stages worldwide; from Carnegie Hall to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, at many important jazz festivals such as North Sea Jazz, Jazz in Marciac, Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois, Jazz en Touraine, and many top jazz clubs such as Bimhuis Amsterdam and Le Duc des Lombards Paris. The Rosenberg Trio represented "the essence of Gypsy jazz".

Stochelo has developed into a world-class guitarist. Within the genre of Gypsy-jazz, Stochelo is undoubtedly considered the absolute best. He has written several wonderful pieces of music and is also constantly looking for new challenges. Besides Gypsy jazz, Stochelo has developed very broad musically, performing with musicians from other genres. He likes to be influenced by styles such as bossa nova, pop and classical. 

Stochelo's guitar playing is characterised by impeccable technique, great elegance and highly personal vibrato. A combination of virtuosity and genius. Even in his improvisations, his playing remains clear and precise, and full of passion and emotion:
In 1992, Stochelo Rosenberg received a golden guitar from Guitarist magazine as a reward for making the acoustic guitar so popular.

He has played with many top musicians such as Stephane Grapelli, Bireli Lagrene, Tommy Emmanuel, Peter Beets, Jaap van Zweden, Toots Thielemans etc.. A performance with his brother Mozes guarantees a guitar spectacle of the highest level.

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