Reinier Voet studied guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. His teacher was the renowned Dutch jazz guitarist Peter Nieuwerf. Reinier has been playing in several jazz bands for the last 15 years, amongst others as the accompanyist of the young gipsy guitarist Jimmy Rosenberg and he has been playing in the quintet of the ultimate master of Django guitar, Fapy Lafertin, for four years. Reinier is a regular performer at several Django Reinhardt festivals, including: Wilhelmshaven (Germany), Oslo, Paris, and Brussels.
Sur la route des manouches, Canadian Radio
Reinier Voet, Jan Brouwer of Pigalle44 display great musicianship and their repertoire is to be noted for originality. It is not often that we hear the fine composition "Bric à Brac " of Joseph Reinhardt or "Jardin dans la nuit" of Henri Crolla and Hubert Rostaing ! The original compositions such as "Cliché Paris", "Valse pour Caroline" are really worth listening with fine guitar playing, elegance and swing. Every passionate of gipsy jazz should have "BRIC À BRAC" in his record collection!
And then we have Gert Wantenaar on the button accordion – and he is there!!!! A great musician who joins the band for five tunes and fits in perfectly. We have all heard this at the last Hot Club reunion in April 2002.
This CD is of high standard and not only for the modern Hot Club enthusiast but especially for all the guitarists. Because an album from such a great Dutch jazz guitarist should be in every guitarist’s collection.
Just Jazz Guitar (USA)
To many, the goal of being musician is to create an identifiable voice while being apart of the traditions of their chosen style. Reinier Voet has done just that and in the process has released what has to be one of the top albums this year […]
While Jazz Manouche is the starting point, this is quite simply a fine Jazz CD and one needn’t be a String Swing aficionado to appreciate.
Doctor Jazz Magazine (Holland)
The presence of the brilliantly playing Gert Wantenaar on accordion gives the music on this cd an extra dimension. Reinier Voet proofs that he does belong to the top echelon of the guitarists that continue to carry Django’s musical heritage.
Etudes Tsiganes (France)
Finesse, breathingspace, a light swing and effective playing; you will understand: a very good cd !
Reinier, who in his own style revisits the standards of the swing manouche and brings his own compositions is by now a part of the musical world of Jazz Manouche that can’t be avoided.