Pop down for a
Bellini, Aperol Spritz or a Chablis sundowner, grab a bite to eat and some
Join us for post
bank holiday weekend when we have:
From Greece a 2 day Prestige Performance
May - Sunday 13th ?12 -
Monday 14th ?10
Feat. Alexis Stenakis
ManoucheDrom, a Gypsy Swing Trio created in Greece in 2014.
Musicians for many years, inspired to play Gypsy Swing in 2011, after
visiting the Django Festival Samois-Sur-Seine, France where Django lived
and died. They have performed in many prestigious venues all over Greece,
on national TV and local radio, promoting Gypsy Swing music/original
The Trio feat. Alexis Stenakis on clarinet & piano, doing Gypsy Swing
in their own style whilst respecting the traditional music of Django
Reinhardt. Their repertoire includes original compositions and covers
in the music style of Bossa Nova, Bolero, Valse and Swing. Their first
Album, ''Eres Un Angel'', released in December 2015 by FM Records.
They will release their 2nd album, this year, by FM Records.
Limited early bird
tickets ?25 - an intimate concert by Antonio Forcione an artist in every
sense of the word, hailed as one of the most charismatic, unconventional
guitarists at large in the musical world today.
Being a small
intimate venue allows the audience a close up, intimate concert experience
from this superstar who has a host of international awards under his
composer/player never ceases to stun his audience on stage, leading him to
be referred to as the ?Jimie Hendrix of the acoustic guitar". His solo
performances never fail to bring the house down.
He breaks the mould
of most conventional guitar sounds, be it in the field of jazz, Spanish,
African, Brazilian or improvised music, with a ferocious virtuosity,
passion and humour. He has shared the stage and recorded with some of the
world's most accomplished musicans including Charlie Haden, Angelique
Kidjo, Trilok Gurtu, Larry Coryell, Diego el Cigala and many more (see list
below) as well as supporting giants such as Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin,
Zucchero and Van Morrison amongst others.
& Dom Durner Duo - Hot Vocal and Guitar
Arrivals before 8pm
- FREE - ?6 per person from 8pm
Explosive Duo lead
by Filippo Dall'Asta on guitar, and Dom Durner vocals. Filippo Dall'Asta is
an Italian Guitarist based in London, with many years of experience live
and in the studio, as a composer and arranger of Gypsy jazz Music. He
studied guitar with Gypsy jazz guitar Master Lollo Meier and performs in
his quarter during Lollo's Uk Tour.
Some of you will
remember our New Years Eve bash with Dom and Gypsy Dynamite - they brought
the house down
Dom Durner is an
incredible Canadian Artist, who has travelled all over the world spreading
his love for music amongst the masses.
Since settling in
London a few years ago, he has worked with some Amazing artists and founded
new fresh bands, such as The Manouche and The Flying Shoes. Filippo and Dom
together are absolutely Amazing! Two passions mixed in a vortex of
overwhelming sounds that you will remember!!
Direct from France
Gypsy guitar work shop
Gypsy Master Aur?lien
Aurelien Bouly has
travelled the World as a musician playing his style of Swing Jazz Manouche.
We are proud to have him here at Le QuecumBar because it will be another
chance to learn from one of the WORLD'S FINEST Gypsy players.
All standards are
Solo and Rhythm
The workshop will
start at 11am till 4pm lunch 1-2 and he will be teaching the technic of the
authentic Gypsy Style.
2 day concert direct from France
AURELIEN BOULY QUARTET
?15 with violin
Mon Eve May 21 ?13
Gypsy Swing hot and
steamy! What happens when you take a Parisian top Gypsy, guitarist,
Aur?lien Bouly, add a rhythm player from Leicester, Tim Ellis, then throw
in a world-class English Clarinetist Ewan Bleach, Violin Player Noreen
Cullen better known as half of Stephane Graffiti, mixed with Mr double-bass
Jonny Gee? A cocktail of musical passion and fire!
A wall of Gypsy
Swing pumping rhythms, hot and sweet, add seductive clarinet overtones and
stomping bass. The natural synergy and companionship, the joining of
friends live on stage creating musical magic that will make your heart soar
and warm your soul, they will hike the temperature withswinging, hot,
steamy solos, genius improvisations and mind blowing rhythms whilst having
fun doing what they love ...
Gypsy roots and up to date musical flavours.
Line Up Aurelien
Bouly - Lead Guitar
Tim Ellis - Rhythm
Ewan Bleach -
Clarinet (Monday 21st)
Noreen Cullen -
Violin (Sunday 20th)
Johnny Gee - Double
Storming accordion/vocal virtuoso - ROMAN
Arrivals before 8pm
- FREE - ?6 per person from 8pm
accordion/vocals extraordinaire of Roman the roaming musical minstrel!
His unique and
entertaining cabaret style makes him a one man full on showman Roman is a
sensational artist who has played for the Duke and Duchess of Westminster,
he graces our stage to entertain in his inimitable style and charm.
A unique musician
with immense talent and charisma and gold star credentials, he is as
infectious, as his performance and entertainment, cabaret style seduction,
with world favourites, to tap your feet to, from classical to swing to
mussette, he does it all, accompanied by his rich, rousing, enrapturing
The impact of his
enthusiasm and joy is infectious creating a night to remember! Roman
studied for five years at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev and
Choirmaster and Orchestra Conductor of the National Choir and Orchestra of
the Ukraine. He has given 450 concerts around the world and played 26
Accordion Concerts in France. He studied the accordion from the age of 7
years, is a trained classical musician, folk musician and singer with a
beautiful baritone voice, he also teaches piano, accordion and singing.
Harp Bazaar combine the speed and energy of traditional Gypsy swing
with the majestic and delicate sound of the harp.
Sun 27 May ?10
Welcome to the new world of Harp Bazaar, something you've never heard
Harp Bazaar was created by Tara Minton (harp&vocals), Duncan
Menzies (fiddle) and Filippo Dall'Asta (guitar) late 2015.
They met as session musicians and embarked on a unique musical
collaboration and musical experiment:
band has performed at Le QuecumBar, London's most famous Gypsy jazz venue,
held a year-long residency at one of London's favourite music pub -
The Boogaloo, toured Italy in July 2016 and performed at the Royal Albert
Hall in April 2017?
EWAN BLEACH TRIO
The fabulous vocals
and music of the EWAN BLEACH TRIO A trio with the big sound of a quintet!
Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues and other music from around the world plus
Ewan Bleach, Will
Scott and John Kelly form a dynamic talented trio each of them doubling on
several instruments to perform a melange of authentic vintage Swing,
Ragtime, Jazz, Blues and other music from around the world along with a few
originals thrown in. Three amazing multi-instrumentalist fill our stage
with musical magic. Ewan Bleach Soprano, Alto and Bass Saxophones,
Clarinet, Piano and Vocals, Will Scott Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor
Saxophone and Double Bass John Kelly Guitar Banjo and Trombone
Tables are allocate
on arrival - Food is served until 10pm we reserve the right to charge ?25
minimum spend on our ticketed concerts
He wil be
demonstrating and guiding on how to go from classical to swing jazz? A
Violin player and teacher with great experience that he will be sharing. He
has travelled around the world performing and teaching alongside the big
artists of Gypsy Jazz such as Tcha Limberg, Tim Kliphuis, Sebastian
Giniaux, Fiona Monb? and many others.
First steps and
practical exercises - play on the 2 and 4 & use your bow differently:
how to swing - adapt your scales and arpeggios (and many other possible
exercices) - build a simple solo, and start to improvise
For jazz violinists
who want to improve and vary their solos; How to vary your playing - ways to
take ideas from others and integrate them into your own solo's (practical
method in 4 steps) - introduce new notes and new rhythmic pattern : tips
and advice - transform the stress of improvisation into inspiration
How to phrase and
play on up tempos (advanced players) - timing, breathing, patterns - how to
phrase : start ? and finish - play faster on many different tunes ?
practical steps - bow articulation and fingers from the left hand
Straight come from
France, Just for Swing is three brothers, three instruments (Guillaume on
the double bass, joined by Valentin and Benjamin on the guitar), three
personalities, but a unique sound ... a DNA ! Between gypsy jazz and latin
melodies, since their childhood the band just keeps in mind one motto:
three brothers, jazz ... and swing! Tonight, the talented french violin
soloist Max Bedouelle is invited to join the sibling: punch, swing and
friendship guaranteed on stage.
BIO As children,
they start playing together, mostly rock and classical music. But soon,
playing swing becomes obvious. Aged 25, 27 and 30, their trio sound is
already ? 15 years old! The three brothers, self-educated and
polyinstrumentalists, have made every efforts to turn their passions into a
job. ? Self-made ? musicians, their talents make sens around the music,
mixing, composition, graphic design and photography. They only have one
motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing ! Serious things started in 2010,
and the Bertrand brothers do not stop... Since the release of their first
album ? Primo ?, in March 2014, they traveled all over the west of France,
with nearly 80 concerts each year.
Always there to surprise and amaze their audience, they are renewed today
with the release of a second album: ? Charivari ?. It was another occasion
to invite Max Bedouelle, as a violin soloist. Borned in the jam sessions of
Nantes (West of France) their meeting was an evidence. The experience of
the violinist and the brothers' freshness immediately matched ? eversince,
they share as much stages as possible, but more than that, a true
friendship was born. It helps ! At 37 years old, and after long classical
studies and travels between electro music (Smooth, DJ Raymon Lazer) and
gypsy jazz (Daniel Givone, Eva sur Seine?), Max Bedouelle already has a
solid experience. He learned alongside Florin Niculescu, but also from Tim
Kliphuis with whom he now teaches every year at the ? Grappelli-Django Camp
? in Amsterdam. Max Bedouelle records and plays regularly on stages all
over the world : in France of course, but also in Europe (Liberchies in
Belgium, in Holland every year) and in Asia (Bangkok festival &
University) Confortable on various repertoires and styles, but mostly
influenced by jazzmen like Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz, his playing
gives priority to phrasing !
ACOUSTIC OR NOT ? /
The 4tet will use his proper sound system, 2x BOSE L1S + 2 B2x Bass Modul
with ToneMatch Mixer. They will play their acoustic instruments (2x ? Jean
Barault ? guitars, 1x dblbass & 1x violin). The band is autonomous in
sound, no engineer required.
Book early Balkan
passion with sell out ?PAPRIKA'! This electrifying sextet - hailing from
Serbia and Hungary - fuse together Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and
Classical music in a whirlwind performance of frenzied virtuosity." PAPRIKA
have toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan
and have appeared at the Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera
House, Glastonbury Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as WOMAD
festivals in the UK, Spain and Abu Dhabi. www.paprikamusic.com. *Paprika
a usual sell out! Tickets on the door are not guaranteed! *Doors
open at 6pm - food until 10pm ?15 cash on the door -Ticket _at_ www.QuecumBar.co.uk Come wine dine and be moved and stirred by
Paprika - who deliver wild passionate Balkan beats and rythms - this
energetic musically talented and popular ensemble never fails its audience
and has played world wide - they are back - they are hot they are PAPRIKA!
La Bouche Manouche
is a vintage jazz band influenced by the chic and sophisticated era of the
jazz age and beyond. Featuring Irene Serra on vocals, their repertoire is
rooted in the sound of gypsy jazz, with swing tunes from Django Reinhardt,
as well as traditional gypsy swing tunes, charlestons, French chansons, bal
musette and classic jazz standards from the Great American Song.
Nils Solberg's Swingtette
Nils, one of the
country's most celebrated guitarists and the musical partner-in-crime to
hot guitar supremo Gary Potter, brings his own brand of swing to Le
QuecumBar along with sparkling gypsy jazz violinist Frank Biddulph,
stringmeister bass player Pete Morgan, and vocalist Kate Daniels whose
sultry style richly evokes the late night high-life of 1930's Paris.
Expect hot Parisian
jazz and more: after years of playing worldwide with international stars
such as Nigel Kennedy, Clare Teal and Bryan Ferry, Nils has drawn on his
experiences to flavour his performance and repertoire with his own eclectic
tastes, which include the wonderful vocal numbers of beat generation
musician Slim Gaillard, as well as those of the incomparable Fats Waller and
Nat King Cole.
SPECIAL EVENT something different:
THE LATIN BRIDGE
first time at Le Q
With a wide
repertoire which ranges from original themes, jazz and Brazilian standards
to the whole Cuban folkloric traditional aways in an acoustic sound.
THE LATIN BRIDGE is
a v ocal and instrumental project created by the talented Cuban musician
Sergio Marciano Pereda since the beginning of 2016. The combination of
youth and experience of its members bring an extraordinarily diverse mix
very difficult to match.?? All The Latin Bridge performances are one of a
kind and of the highest caliber. ? For this special occasion they are
presented in the format of a Cuban trio. Sergio Marciano Pereda, lead vocal
& classical guitar Fernando Fermoso Depestre, percussion set &
backing vocal Frank Portuondo Ortiz, tres (cuban folk guitar) & Backing
Back by popular demand, great summer swing
Man Overboard Quintet
The Man Overboard
Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the
likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke
Ellington and Fats Waller.
between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a
magical occasion. The Man Overboard Quintet were featured in BBC3's "Being
Human" (5th series, 6th episode), and have appeared several times on BBC
Radio 3's ?In Tune'. The Man Overboard Quintet recorded their first album
in September 2012 at Champs Hill studios, releasing it in July 2013. Their
second album, ?Down in the Deep Deep Blue', was also recorded at Champs
Hill and was released in August 2015.
"I Really think this
is what music must sound like in heaven!"
"The Man Overboard
Quintet has a distinctive style, strong individual personalities and a
collective ear for a great song - the end of year Best of List Beckons" -
All About Jazz
A special night at
Le QuecumBar is in store, with: Jean-Marie Fagon - Guitar Ewan Bleach -
Clarinet Dave O' Brien - Double bass The enchanting and superb voice of
Louisa Jones And Special Guest...Peter Rudeforth - Trumpet.
and they usually sell out, so please make sure to buy your tickets in
MOODSWING are an
established Jazz Swing Quartet playing a mix of Gypsy Jazz numbers, Latin
and well known tunes from The American Songbook. MOODSWING will take you on
a delightful journey and bring a variety of musical colour, ? Mood &
Swing ?, enhanced by multi instrumentalist Chris Evans on Guitar, Mandolin,
Flute and Violin, Ann Mayor Violin, Peter Mayor Guitar, and Mike Bennett on
Double Bass. Ann Peter Chris and Mike look forward to your return visit to
brew of contemporary Balkan gypsy brilliance which will have you dance so
hard, you'll probably end the evening slammed in a corner wondering what
just happened to you..." - BBC Radio 3 -
travelling party that goes by the name of Op Sa! is big, bold and
brass-heavy. Bringing their own passionate brand of Gypsy Balkan music, Op
Sa! is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound.
top bands such as Serbian band KAL, worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill
and performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall
alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 they were featured on
BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, and their most recent two projects involved
collaborating with young Romani rapper MC Azza to produce a charity single
aimed at helping refugees, as well as inviting the Macedonian master
trumpeter King Naat Veliov of Kocani Orkestar to a collaborative
performance in London.
The band's sets are
orchestrally varied and dynamic, and ooze passion for what they do.
The original band
teams up a trumpet section with clarinet, sax, trombones, tuba, electric
guitars, and drum kit, giving a contemporary twist to deep-rooted cultural
influences and create an unmistakeably rich sound. Lately they've been
featuring their small band comprised of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, trumpet
and tuba and playing some more mellow selections. You will be mesmerised,
compelled to dance and unable to drag yourself away from this lively gypsy
Happy Holidays to
all - next newsletter July - please share our great events - see you soon
Sylvia and the crew
We are closed for
the Django Festival week from Wednesday 4 July to Wednesday 11 July inc
Love live music -
Sylvia Rushbrooke and Le Q staff