Monday 9th September 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“...a class act. Great soulful swing delivered with wry humour.”
BBC Radio 3
Founded by guitarist/singer 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 next generation artists such as MOBO Award-winner Soweto Kinch. 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, Kourosh Kanani on acoustic guitar and Henrk Jensen on double bass. Since their founding in 2005, they have been featured at premier venues and Festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, King’s Place, Barbican, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown & London Jazz Festival and their special guest this evening will be noted trumpet and flugelhorn player Quentin Collins (Kyle Eastwood). 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