July 29, 2017
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.
“In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy-oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself.” –Pat Martio
“Thanks so much for the spectacular show. I get to see 100s of bands and Ameranouche always amazes. You made a bunch of fans tonight. Hurry back!” –Peter Pittman, owner/operator of the Conch and Bucket and the Taphouse in Hampton, VA
“Simply exquisite.” –Ed Ruiez, owner/operator of Trent River Coffee and Tea in New Bern NC
“The CDs are great, but the live show is a must, because they are just beyond description… amazing in person!” –Dottie Bartel, owner of Stony Creek Inn in Stony Creek, NY
“…everyone from Bela Fleck and Ricky Skaggs to the Gypsy jazz band Ameranouche” –Allison Glock, New York Times
“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
“…they were playing on the Waterside Stage as we entered the festival grounds and headed toward the main stage, and their music was so infectious it stopped us in our tracks.” –Festival Preview, A Sunday To Remember at Newport Jazz Festival
“The NEW sound of America!” –Kevin Wheatley, National Lampoon Director
“This is one of those bands that will thrill and amaze any audience!” –Shawn Mercer, Over The Bridge Productions
“Gypsy music tapped into an ethereal sphere, somewhere between J.S. Bach and M. C. Escher.” –New Hampshire Magazine
“From the rural seacoast of New Hampshire comes the percussive and exultant gypsy strains of the Ameranouche trio.” –New Hampshire Magazine
“New Hampshire’s own Ameranouche!!!, has created an album of incredibly inspiring, and very interesting music. The tunes that make up ‘Homage A Manouche’ are smooth, tasteful, and absolutely swinging.” –Christopher Hislop, Seacoast Spotlight Entertainment
“The members of Ameranouche!!! are keeping the traditions of Django Reinhardt alive with their virtuosic and spirited performances.” –Liz Bulkley, NHPR
“The trio’s debut CD, ‘Homage A Manouche’, is a superbly played collection of original compositions and Gypsy Jazz standards that clearly sets them apart as monster players.” –Jon Nolan, The Wire
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