Manouche Romani guitarist whose jazz compositions like "Minor Swing" and "Nuages" have become jazz standards.
He received a banjo-guitar at the age of twelve, inspired to play by other Romani musicians.
He founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with his brother.
He married Sophie Irma Naguine Ziegler in July 1943 and they had two children together.
He was very impressed with the talent of Louis Armstrong.