Swingin' like it's 1935

Sebastian Rudolfo Christ plays guitar in a coffee shop.


Sebastian Rudolfo Christ has dedicated his musical work to the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Like few contemporary interpreters of jazz manouche today, he prefers the old, unfiltered and traditional sound, which he transports authentically from moustache to toe into the present day.

Sebastian Rudolfo Christ is the third youngest member of an old family of musicians from Worms. So he was actually well equipped to grow musically. However, it was not until he was fifteen that he picked up a guitar and began to learn the instrument. Due to his family background, jazz, especially swing, had been a constant companion since childhood and so it was not very long before Sebastian Rudolfo Christ became acquainted with the music of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhard. Shortly afterwards, however, all musical ambitions were put on hold due to a serious injury to his right hand. The guitar disappeared in its case.

One or two degrees in computer science later, Sebastian Rudolfo Christ found himself in the south of Spain. There, in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the geographical distance from his family made him feel increasingly lonely. This changed when he found joy in music, jazz, the guitar and, of course, the music of Django Reihardt. Sebastian packed his things, took his guitar and went back to Germany to work on his old dream of being able to play music in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France.

To this end, he took further lessons and deepened his existing knowledge through workshops with Thomas Haag, Rehan Syed, Gismo Graf, Wawau Adler and also internationally with Samy Daussat and Romain Vuillemin in Paris. This enabled him to become one of the most sought-after jazz manouche guitarists in his region within a very short space of time. Today, Sebastian Rudolfo Christ is deeply networked in the scene and has already had the honor of sharing the stage with great musicians such as Samy Daussat, Mozes Rosenberg, Samson and Dorado Schmitt.

“Let me show you that the old swing jazz, the traditional jazz manouche, the music of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France has lost none of its joie de vivre, energy and virtuoso expression over the last 90 years. Enjoy the musical journey back in time to the 30s and 40s of the twentieth century and celebrate the golden era of music.”

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Whether as a guitar duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Whether accompanied by violin, clarinet or vocals. No matter if birthday, wedding or company party. I offer musical entertainment for every occasion. Talk to me!

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Guitar lessons (individual or group lessons)

  • Jazz Manouche
  • Swing
  • Traditional Jazz

The lessons cover following topics

  • correct picking technique (rest stoke technique)
  • Rhythm guitar an comping
  • Chords and chord voicings
  • Improvisation

You should have a basic knowledge of the guitar.

I try to teach with as little music theory as possible and focus on immediate implementaion of the learned concepts.

I teach in Worms and surrounding area. Lessons in Rhine-Main or Rhine-Neckar area (Mannheim, Heidelberg, Mainz, etc.) are also possible if travel expenses are covered.

If you're interested, please contact me: me@rudolfochristguitar.de.