Stéphane Grappelli (26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997) was a
violinist. He was born in
Paris, France to a French mother and
Italian father. He got into
music at a young age. When he was 12 years old, he got his own violin. Later, he met
Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt was a
guitarist. Together, they founded the
Quintette du Hot Club de France.