Hardly any guitarist today reaches the summits of gypsy swing the way Joscho Stephan does. With his authentic tone, his harmonic refinement and sense of rhythm, but above all, with his explosive solo technique, this master guitarist from Mönchengladbach is considered the “future of gypsy jazz guitar” and the legitimate successor to the throne once held by the legendary Django Reinhardt. The virtuoso always reveals his sense of tradition, and he will, on occasion, squeeze out a contemporary pop quotation to feed his instrumental pyrotechnics. Listeners are always amazed by his well-tempered dynamics, his surprising phrasings and, above all, by his phenomenal technique. No doubt about it: Joscho Stephan is one of the very big virtuosos of contemporary gypsy swing.