Famous French Jazz Musicians

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 1 Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt.
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: May 16, 1953
Belgian-born Romani-French jazz musician Jean Reinhardt was better known by his nickname Django. Some of his most celebrated composition were Belleville and Swing '42. Though he died at 43, he influenced an entire generation of musicians, which led to annual Django Festivals, a film, and a biography.

 2 Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand.
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 26, 2019
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 3 Jean-Luc Ponty

Jean-Luc Ponty.
Famous As: Composer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Avranches

 4 Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappelli.
Famous As: Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist
Birthdate: January 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: December 1, 1997

 5 Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani.
Famous As: Jazz pianist
Birthdate: December 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orange, France
Died: January 6, 1999

 6 Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud
Famous As: Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer, Musicologist, Music educator, Jazz musician, Music critic, Composer, Pianist, Film score composer
Birthdate: September 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence
Died: June 22, 1974

 7 Ibrahim Maalouf

Ibrahim Maalouf
Famous As: Jazz musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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 8 Henri Salvador

Henri Salvador
Famous As: Singer, Comedian, Composer, Guitarist, Television presenter, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: July 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cayenne
Died: February 13, 2008

 9 Chico Bouchikhi

Chico Bouchikhi
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arles, France

 10 Richard Galliano

Richard Galliano
Famous As: Accordionist
Birthdate: December 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cannes, France

 11 Claude Nougaro

Claude Nougaro
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: September 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: March 4, 2004

 12 Louiguy

Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: April 4, 1991

 13 Jacques Pellen

Jacques Pellen
Famous As: Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brest, France
Died: April 21, 2020