Reinier Voet studied jazz guitar at the Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands) and has always been drawn to the Gypsy Jazz approach to playing guitar: Jazz Manouche. After a distinguished career in Music Theatre, he specialized in this exciting, melodramatic and romantic guitar style that was 'invented' by Django Reinhardt.
As a succesful guitarist and band leader he has taught Gypsy Jazz guitar for over three decades and is a highly respected internationally acclaimed workshop leader, touring all over the globe. He played with legendary guitarist Jimmy Rosenberg for two years and toured as a band member of Fapy Lafertin's ocherstra throughout Europe.
He has brought his extensive knowledge and experience in Gypsy Jazz to many other settings that have a distinctive European flavor, like the Klemzer band of klarinettist Marcel Salomon and 'Balkan' oriented bands like 'Hora Colora'. All this runs parallel to his touring with 'Reinier Voet & Pigalle44', headlining many Jazz festivals in Europe and the US. He has recorded six albums to date with his band and he's also worked as sideman on dozens of recordings. An inspiration to a generation!
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