Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
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 The Manouche Jazz Quartet captures the essence of the Hot Club de France, giving new voice to the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Bringing class and charisma to the scene, the band is a new chapter in the narrative of gypsy jazz.

The Manouche Jazz Quartet

Manouche Jazz


MJQ is a Devon-based gypsy jazz outfit with style. Atmosphere, romance, virtuosity – it’s in the bag.

With roots in the timeless repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club De France, we have a hand in jazz styles spanning a century. We give vintage classics a new outing, calling on the contemporary nuances of the Rosenberg Trio, Bireli Lagrene and Florin Niculescu.

As well as our two deft guitarists, who alternate the lead and rhythm responsibilities, and the traditional Double Bass, MJQ  provides the "Grappelli" magic through the rich, versatile sound of a classically trained violinist. The result is an ability to provide a generous range of music, that includes jazz classics, bossa novas, swings, contemporary ballads and the occasional flinty-eyed tango.

A full studio album is on its way – in the meantime, you can hear some examples of our style at the bottom of this page.


 The MJQ is available for stages and fine eateries, private and corporate functions, weddings and civil ceremonies and, frankly, any audience you want to impress.


Booking MJQ

Dinner Jazz Evening – Dartmouth – Fri 20th March 2020

Friday 20th March, Dinner Jazz Evening  - Browns Hotel, 27-29 Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9RT. Website: https://www.brownshoteldartmouth.co.uk
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Clifford Arms

Jazz Lunch – Clifford Arms Hotel – Sunday 12th April 2020

Sunday 12th April 2020 - Lunchtime Clifford Arms Hotel The Clifford 34 Fore St Shaldon Teignmouth TQ14 0DE
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Dart Music Festival – 3 pm Sunday 12 May

Saturday 12th May, 3pm (Timing TBC), Dart Music Festival - The Ship Inn, Kingswear Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth, ...
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The Stag Inn – Rackenford – 8 pm Fri 18 Dec 2020

Friday 18th December, 8pm  The Stagg Inn, Town Lane, Rackenford, EX16 8DT. Website: https://thestagrackenford.co.uk.  Email: eat@thestagdevon.co.uk  Tel: 01884 881755.
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