Jazz Manouche

  • from £605 for 4-piece in North East Help
  • from £660 for 4-piece in North West
  • from £670 for 4-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £680 for 4-piece in Scotland
  • from £740 for 4-piece in East Midlands

Virtuosic Hot Club-inspired 4-piece breathing new life into gypsy jazz originals with their intense brand of swing.

Hot Club inspired bands are far from a rarity on the UK jazz scene, but what marks Jazz Manouche out as something special is the way they take the original spirit of the music and breathe new life into it. Noted for the way that they maintain the swinging spirit of the great Reinhardt-Grappelli ensembles but without trying to be a carbon copy, the music of Jazz Manouche is firmly rooted in the Hot Club sound of the swing era. This can be found in the virtuosic performances of time honoured 1930’s hot club classics and a repertoire of exquisitely written gypsy jazz originals. This is inspired rather than deferential homage.

All four members share a detailed understanding of the gypsy jazz tradition, coupled with a broader appreciation of the developments in jazz throughout the 20th century. It is with this that they are able to generate the sound and excitement of the Hot Club du France ensembles whilst preserving their own unique identity. Played with virtuoso brio by four of the finest exponents of the style, the essential commitment to music rooted in the sound of Django Reinhardt remains absolutely at the heart of their approach.

Jazz Manouche continue to draw, thrill and entertain ever-increasing audience numbers. Converting the new and definitely supplying the goods to any hot club aficionado. However you choose to describe the music, one thing is indisputable - it really is tres bonne.

Performance information

Line-up Violin; 2 x acoustic guitars; double bass
Performance duration 120 minute set or 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Extra performances £100 per half hour

What people say Help

  • A spirited celebration of the Hot Club.

    The Times
  • Indisputably in the premier league of Hot Club style bands.

    Jazz Alert
  • Jazz Manouche evoke the authentic sounds of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

    Desmond Carrington, BBC Radio 2

Repertoire Help

  • Artillerie Lourdes – Django Reinhardt
  • Belleville – Django Reinhardt
  • Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velasquez
  • Beyond The Sea – Charles Trenet
  • China Boy - Boutelje
  • Coquette – Lombard / Green / Kahn
  • Coucou – Antonio Mathas/ Jean Feline
  • Dark Eyes – Traditional
  • Dinah
  • Douce Ambience – Reinhardt/ Grapelli
  • Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller
  • Hunn, O Pani Naschella
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love – McHugh / Fields
  • I'll See You In My Dreams – Kahn / Jones
  • It Had To Be You
  • Its Only a Paper Moon – Rose / Arburg /Arlen
  • J'Attendrai – Dino Olivieri
  • Limehouse Blues – Braham
  • Ma Premiere Guitarree - Sasch Distel
  • minor Swing – Reinhardt / Grapelli
  • Mire Pral – Tchavolo Scmitt
  • Nuages – Reinhardt / Grapelli
  • Oh, Lady be Good - Gershwin
  • Songe D'Automne – Archibald Joyce
  • Stompin' At Decca – Django Reinhardt
  • Sweet Chorus – Reinhardt/ Grapelli
  • Swing 42 - Reinhardt
  • Swing Gitan
  • The Sheik of Araby – Smith & Webster
  • Troublant Bolero – Django Reinhardt
  • Undecided – Robin / Shavers
  • Veish A No Drom

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/jazz_manouche/