Don Price Don Price

Jazz Gitan is an acoustic jazz ensemble that carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene in the 1930s. The music of Jazz Gitan [pronounced j'tawn] is the swinging jazz of the 30s and 40s, plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire and Original compositions by lead guitarist/band leader, Don Price. It includes Latin, blues, swing, and original styles combined to create a unique foot tapping and high energy Parisian influenced experience.


”Jazz so Hot it has to be Cool!” ~Sacramento News and Review

“In addition to being great to work with, they really know their stuff. They drew the audience in with expert playing and just enough humor to bring the songs to life.” Erica Taylor, Capital Public Radio

“You got it man, you got it!” ~Larry Coryell

“These guys trade off licks at the speed of summer heat lightning. I promise that anyone who appreciates outstanding playing will be pleased with their show(s)” Fran, Owner of Fran

“Hot Jazz or Cool Jazz, Jazz Gitan have it nailed! Their performance is a must see!” ~Franc, Owner of Jericho

“Nice job Don!” ~Robin Nolan

Primary Instrument

Guitar, acoustic

Willing to teach

Advanced only


*Bachelor of Arts in Music from Dick Grove School of Music. *On the recommended Teacher's List for University of Southern California. *On the Faculty of Guitar Activity Center *Taught for 35 years *Take personal students for Jazz, Theory, or Gypsy Jazz styles. * For rates go here:

Clinic/Workshop Information

>> The Primary Categories of Study Melody APPROACHES 1a. Scales/Modes (7 or 8 notes) 1b. Auxillary Scales 2

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Albums by Don Price

Album Djangit by Don Price


Self Produced

G.I. Gypsy

G.I. Gypsy

Don Price


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