Where to start? It is hard to say at this point. I am still quite early in this fresh musical journey. Some of these names will be of artists that inspire me. Others, those I wish to be inspired by. Still others, lessons I hope to learn. I’m not sure just what to collect about these people, so I’ll just add links and fragments as they come down the wire.

St̩phane Grappelli (1908 Р1997)
A French jazz violinist recommended to me by a trumpet player during an open mic at the Albany Sunspot cafe.
Obligatory Wikipedia link.
Black & White of Stephane Grapelli, Django Reinhardt, and others playing J’Attendrai (?).
Picadilly Stomp with… some really cool musicians.
Blue Moon (1990)
Jean-Lyc Ponty (1942 – present)
Another French jazz violinist. This one popped up during my search for Stéphane Grappelli.
Wikipedia link.
Web site.
Andrew Bird (1973 – present)
An amazing looping violinist recommended to me by Sabrina Chap (a solid keyboardist) at the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus show at Helsinki Hudson.
Wikipedia link.
Web site.

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