May 23, 2015
The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing”. They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA, and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they’re playing a musette waltz from 1930, or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche‘s Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.
Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity. Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums.
“Ameranouche had the audience from the opening number then proceeded to blow the room away. From Django Reinhardt classics to musette waltzes to hot, swinging original tunes, Ameranouche earned every ounce of the standing ovation that they received at the end of the night.” –Brett Hartenbach, FPFC Concert Series
“In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself.” –Pat Martino
“Their unique Gypsy Jazz sound, undeniable talent and cool, mellow stage presence makes them a crowd favorite at any live show” –Alyssa Jane Hale, Ourstage.com
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