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For me Samy is the deal closer here. He's a great teacher and possesses a knowledge about Django's ideas, sound and style that runs deeper than most modern players. Yet, he doesn't let the Django style totally dominate his repertoire either, which is something often missing in the more traditional players.
At this moment I think it's a great time to get him too because he'll really be bursting with information and ideas to share, having recently finished the Django remasters - have you guys heard this set?? Much better audio quality than Integrale, you can really hear Django loud and clear! And he was working on a book of the charts with more correct hot club chords, hopefully when this is available the Django fakebook with all it's errors and inaccuracies will lay to rest. I guess Brad Brose can tell you more about that, he was helping on it.
All in all a really well rounded teacher and player. His English is OK but some grasp of French language will surely help the student here.