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Yakov started to learn music and played with various bands in various styles. He discovered the blues, rock, fusion, jazz, Indian, Arabic and Irish music. Every few years, He went deeply into a new style. He went on to get his bachelor's degree in music, play in various bands and write music for theater, but his enthusiasm for playing Django’s music never faded.
One day, He finally decided to concentrate on his childhood dream - Django's Gypsy jazz style. Suddenly, it all came together. He met Walter Clerici and Jon Larsen, who guided him through his first steps with the technique. Later on, Yaakov studied with Fapy Lafertin; he had the privilege to jam a bit with great Gypsy Jazz musicians like: Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo Rosenberg, Moreno and Nomy Rosenberg. Yaakov learned a lot from these amazing musicians.
Now, Yaakov have a band called Swing De Gitanes and owns a Gypsu Jazz School.
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