Stéphane Grappelli (1908-1997) was a pioneering jazz violinist who founded the quintet of the “Quintette du Hot Club de France” with Django Reinhardt. It was allegedly the first all-string jazz band.
Born in Paris, France, to Italian parents, Grappelli started his musical career as a silent film pianist. He later attended the Conservatoire de Paris, between 1924 and 1928.
After his career with Reinhardt, he appeared on…
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