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Josef Wawau Adler (born 25 January 1967 in Karlsruhe) is a German gypsy jazz guitarist. [1] Born into a family of Sinti gypsies, he is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt, but also Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Pat Martino and George Benson. [2] He formed a trio with Holzmanno Winterstein and Axel Miller, [3] and has also played with Andreas Öberg and Joel Locher, the bassist who he released Here’s to Django with in 2010, and many others.

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  1. Dregni, Michael (4 April 2008). Gypsy Jazz:In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing. Oxford University Press. p. 323. ISBN   978-0-19-531192-1 . Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  2. "In the Style of Wawau Adler". Hyperhipmedia.com. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  3. Südtiroler Wochenmagazin. FF, die Südtiroler Illustrierte. June 2006. p. 50. Retrieved 11 December 2012.