Jazz Manouche (Gypsy Jazz) is the name typically given to music at the intersection of Jazz and the traditional music of Eastern and Central Europe.
Shades of Blue, in collaboration with Vesper Productions, works with two partner orchestras, specialists in this magnificent music.
The band Anouman – Jazz Manouche
Under the direction of, Jean-Philippe Watremez, one of the leading Jazz Manouche guitarists in France, « Anouman » thrills admirers of this special genre.
Jean-Philippe plays in the pure tradition of Django Reinhard, one might even say he « wrote the book » on modern Jazz Manouche. He has transcribed all 81 themes and melodies of the legendary guitarist in what is widely considered to be the book of reference for today’s Jazz Manouche musicians: Django Reinhardt – The ultimate Django’s book du Jazz Manouche.
« Anouman » will electrify your event and can be hired as a duo, trio or quartet. A highly recommended experience for lovers of Jazz Manouche.
Listen to their interpretations of : Belleville, Vette, Nuages, Flèches d’or…
For more information or to book « Anouman », please see our contact page.
The band Swing By Me – Jazz Manouche
We also work closely with the Jazz Manouche orchestra « Swing By Me ».
Hailing from Dijon, this quartet is strongly influenced by both Django Reinhardt and american swing music.
The quartet is composed of two guitars, a double-bass and a violin (or clarinet).
These young musicians, passionate ambassadors of Jazz Manouche, interpret hits such as : Les yeux noires, The Sheik of Araby, For Sephora and more to lenda festive and relaxed ambiance to your event.
To book « Swing By Me », please visit our contact page.
The Jazz Manouche Repertoire
Listen to some of the great Manouche favorites, interpreted by these two talented orchestras to your right :
Anouman, Are You In The Mood, Artillerie Lourde, Belleville, Black And White, Blues Clair, Blues For Ike, Crépuscule, Daphné, Del Salle, Deccaphonie, Dinettte, Django’sTiger, Djangology, Double Scotch, Douce Ambiance, Duke And Dukie, Flèche D’Or, Folie A Amphion, Gaiement, Hungaria, Lentement Mademoiselle, Mabel, Manoir De MesRêves, Mélodie Au Crépuscule, Mike, Minor Blues, MySerenade, Mystery Pacific, New York City, Nocturne, Nuages, Paramount Stomp, Place De Brouckère, Porto Cabello (Il Mexicano), Quequefois, RythmeFutur, Stockholm, Stompin’ At Decca, Swing From Paris, Swing Guitars, Swing 42, Vendredi 13, Vette, Webster…