Swing Manouche were formed by Mick Shoulder, the leader and songwriter of former gypsy jazz outfit "Djangologie".
Based upon Django Reinhardt's second group; the Nouveau Quintette du Hot Club de France.and giving a slightly harder and more modern edge to the music than his previous ensemble, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit.
Authentic originals are still very much a main ingredient but Swing Manouche are as likely to take from more modern gypsy players as well as Django and traditional musette.
04 April 2018
WORKSHOP AT SAGE,
c 2018 by Mick Shoulder