An evening of much-loved gypsy jazz tunes and foot-tapping swing numbers from the Great American songbook, all in their inimitable Manouche style!
La Bouche Manouche, featuring Irene Serra, showcase music from their newly released second album Got A Little Rhythm!
They play a set of their most popular repertoire that has seen them amass over 5 million views on Youtube. From Django Reinhardt originals to Billie Holiday classics, favourite swing tunes, French chansons and tangos, this show is an unmissable evening of gypsy jazz celebration.
Featuring critically-acclaimed Irene Serra on vocals, La Bouche Manouche is a vintage jazz quintet influenced by the chic era of the Jazz Age. Their creative repertoire is rooted in the sound of the Parisian Hot Club, featuring Django Reinhardt originals, gypsy tunes and Edith Piaf classics as well as Charlestons, Latin flavours and the Great American Songbook.
With Andy Ruiz-Palma on lead guitar, Nathan Mansfield on violin / trumpet, Amy Baldwin on double bass and Simon Rawling on rhythm guitar. La Bouche Manouche is made up of highly experienced, in-demand performers. Between them, they have played in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scotts.
Catch this highly anticipated performance from one of the UK’s top gypsy jazz bands!
'Serra’s voice is graceful and sensual, an occasional added vibrato giving it a hint of the chanteuse. The sound is beautiful' All About Jazz
Presented by Norden Farm Jazz Club.
Benn was active in the London Music Scene in the 1970s and was a protégé of Ronnie Scott. He is now based in California where he moved to in 1980.
He was recommended for Horace Silver’s band and recordings followed. He has worked with a huge array of class A musicians from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra to Cab Calloway.
Benn takes a unique approach to playing the Tenor Sax. His greatest passion is playing this distinguished instrument within a quartet. He is also a skilled multi-instrumentalist and plays the following instruments: tenor, alto, baritone sax, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet. These skills have enabled him to carve a career within the L.A music scene.
Playing from the songbook of Blue Note along with more contemporary jazz, his tone is extraordinarily beautiful, and his melodic ideas come from the heart.
‘It’s as though he’s talking to us and telling us a story through the saxophone!’ Audience Member
What to watch out for: The ballads will be enchanting, the up-tempo songs will be invigorating. We’re pleased he’s available to come and play at Norden Farm as part of a tour – this is world class jazz.
Presented by Norden Farm Jazz Club.
Jo Harrop Vocals
Jo Fooks Tenor sax
Alec Dankworth Bass
Alex Hutton Piano
Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer making big waves in the UK jazz scene. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall; The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Jo begun her career as a singer songwriter. She has written for Acoustic Alchemy’s album and Radio Contact, which featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show.
The repertoire for this performance will include a mix of well know standards and some new songs from Jo’s new album When Winter Turns to Spring which won the Parliamentary awards for best jazz album 2023!
This performance is particularly unique because we have a special quest on saxophone. Jo Fooks has carved a solid reputation on the jazz scene ever since she was discovered by Humphrey Lyttelton whom she toured with for many years.
Jo’s melodic tenor sax playing is often compared to Stan Getz and Zoot Sims. The two Jo’s will be accompanied by the two Alexs. Alex Dankworth needs no introduction and we’re very pleased to have him with us tonight!
‘Jo does not just sing a song, she lives and breathes it; she believes in what she is singing, and that belief is transferred to the musicians around her which, in turn, creates something quite magical’ Simply Jazz Talk
Norden Farm Jazz Club Present.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.
Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.
Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.
Nigel has played on more than 50 albums including 5 as a leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod. He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King’s Place, London.
Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.