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Jazz Manouche


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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 1930s hot club classics and a repertoire of exquisitely written gypsy jazz originals. This is inspired rather than deferential homage.

Jazz Manouche evoke the authentic sounds of Django Reinhardt and St£phane Grappelli. Desmond Carrington, BBC Radio 2

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 très bonne!!

Performance info

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 Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
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The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Extra performances
Add £100 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

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Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Jazz Manouche evoke the authentic sounds of Django Reinhardt and Sthane Grappelli.”

Desmond Carrington, BBC Radio 2, 2019

“Indisputably in the premier league of Hot Club style bands.”

Jazz Alert

“A spirited celebration of the Hot Club.”

The Times

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