ARCHIEF | Rino van Hooijdonk | Quintette
Rino is one of the few pure Django style masters who learned directly from the Gypsies. He would ride his bicycle to the camp in Neunen as a young man to study with Sani Rosenberg (father of Nousche), and formed a band with Stochelo and Nousche which performed live all throughout the Netherlands. He went on to play in what many Dutchmen remember as Fapy Lafertin's most swinging band, with the great Jean Francois Bonnel. After recording his debut album in 2013, Rino had the idea to record a new album, using 2 violins in place of the clarinets that Django had during the 1940s; and the Rino Van Hooijdonk Quintette was born.