TRIO MANOUCHE W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HOLBORN
Monday 16th July 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
“...a class act. Great soulful swing delivered with wry humour.”
BBC Radio 3
Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche is a world-class gypsy jazz ensemble that perform a mixture of traditional classic “swing” tunes and upbeat “quirky” originals. Simon’s CV includes performances with legends of the gypsy jazz style such as Tchavolo Schmitt as well as work with contemporary artists such as MOBO Award-winner Soweto Kinch. Just to prove his versatility he was also featured on a Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) video. And if you get lucky Simon may even sing and play trumpet (not at the same time, of course…)! The rest of the trio is made up of two of the finest exponents of Gypsy swing jazz in the UK, Ducato Pietrowski on acoustic guitar and Nick Pini on double bass. Their special guest this evening will be the excellent swing violinist Matt Holborn, who has appeared at international festivals and venues such as Festival Django Reinhardt de Samois (France), Torino Jazz Festival (Italy), Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scotts (UK). In addition to guesting with Trio Manouche, Matt also currently plays with his own jazz project Latchepen and Klezmer band 'Tantz'. A really fun way to start the week!
“Sheer exuberance” Independent; “Virtuosic” Guardian; "We time-travelled back to pre-war Paris.... seamless, classic and witty" Evening Standard; “Trio Manouche are a class act. Great soulful swing delivered with wry humour.” BBC Radio 3