Stochelo Rosenberg

Stochelo Rosenberg

Stochelo Rosenberg in concert, Netherlands, 2002
Background information
Born (1968-02-19)February 19, 1968
Helmond, Netherlands
Genres Gypsy jazz, swing
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980s – present
Associated acts The 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, the first son of Mimer Rosenberg and Metz Grunholz and one of four brothers and one sister.[1]

He started playing the guitar when he was 10 years old. His family consisted of musicians and he learned from his father and his uncle Wasso Grunholz, and by listening to the records of his hero, Django Reinhardt.[2]

With his cousins Nous’che and Nonnie Rosenberg he formed a trio and played at festivals within gypsy communities in Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria. In 1989 they played ‘impromptu’ at the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois sur Seine France after which their first CD ‘Seresta’ was launched. In June 1993 they appeared at Grapelli’s 85-th birthday Celebration Concert at Carnegie Hall.[3]

Stochelo first played a Jacques Favino guitar, and later he bought an old Selmer guitar, number 504. The legendary Django played the same model with the number 503.[4]

Stochelo recently started the Rosenberg Academy, an online school devoted to teaching an expanding audience of Gypsy Jazz enthusiasts.[5] It prioritizes Gypsy technique whilst teaching all of Stochello's songs. The program works on a monthly subscription fee of approximately €25.00. [6]

Personal life

Stochelo has two sons, Isaac and Pepito and a daughter Bridget.[7]


With The Rosenberg Trio

Title Release Remarks
Seresta 1989 Hot Club Records
Gipsy Summer 1991 Polydor
Impressions 1992 Polydor
Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival '92 1992 Polydor
Caravan 1994 Polydor
Gypsy Swing 1995 Polydor
Noches Calientes 1995 Polydor
3 - O r i g i n a l s (compilation first 3 albums) 1998 Polydor
Sueños Gitanos 2001 Polydor
Het beste van… (2-CD) 2001 Polydor
Live in Samois (Tribute to Django Reinhardt) 2003 Universal Music
Louis van Dijk & The Rosenberg Trio 2004 Pink
Live 1992-2005 2005 Brilliant Jazz
Roots 2007 Iris Music/Harmonia Mundi
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli - feat. Tim Kliphuis 2008 FMJazz/ Foreign Media Music
Djangologists - feat. Bireli Lagrene 2010

Solo Albums

Title Release Remarks
Ready 'n Able 2005 Iris Music

Romane & Miska Grönfors

Title Release Remarks
Élégance 2000 Iris Music
Double Jeu 2005 Iris Music
Gypsy Guitar Masters (live) 2006 Iris Music
Tribulations 2010 Website Rosenberg trio] Website Stochelo Rosenberg]


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