Trio Manouche

Monday 3rd December 2018 - 8:30 pm

Music Charge: £12.00

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“...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 next generation 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, Dave Ahmed on acoustic guitar and Nick Pini 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, Shambala, Boomtown & London Jazz Festival. Their special guest for this 606 performance will be noted clarinet & saxophone player Dave Shulman. A versatile musician Dave's experience spans a broad range of styles and his impressive cv includes work with the likes of John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Allan Barnes, Guy Barker, Quentin Collins & Seb Rochford. 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

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