Saturday 23 March 2013

Tonight at The Cookie Jar: Manière des Bohémiens

Manière des Bohémiens
23rd March 2013
Manière des Bohémiens have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and beyond for 3 years with their infectious blend of improvised, manouche jazz and rough-edged, virtuosic eastern-european gypsy-folk music. They started out as 2 pairs of brothers with a passion for improvising and playing with whoever shared this passion and have played with many many people from all around the world. Manière des Bohémiens’ current line-up of Rob Rosa – Violin, Abel Chaudé – Clarinet, Roger Rosa – Guitar and Mark Houlgate/Mark Lewandowski – Bass have now collectively played over 200 shows which has created a tight, energetic sound which has made people get up on their feet up and down the land.

Their music can be described as improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth, an abusive PE teacher and a broken heart and arranged for young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, double bass and accordion whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and eastern European brothels, absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way.

The word of mouth galvanising this band has been phenomenal and since they arrived on the scene in 2009 their following has grown resulting in packed out gigs left right and centre. Their live shows will get you swinging from the rafters and bouncing off the walls. Manière des Bohémiens continue to play regularly, gaining new followers as they go and introducing improvised gypsy-jazz to a new, younger generation. Listen, enjoy, imagine and dance!

23 March 2013
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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