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January 23, 2010 the centennial of Django Reinhardt's birth. The word 'Genius' gets thrown around a lot in reference to artists and musicians - sometimes correctly, sometimes a little overzealously. But if it applies to anyone, it's Django Reinhardt. With no formal training, the Rom guitarist created a new style ofand lyrical,and his intensity was such that he's one of the few European musicians to exert a serious influence on the American art form of jazz.