Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche is a world-class gypsy jazz ensemble that perform a mixture of traditional classic “swing” tunes and upbeat “quirky” originals. Simon’s CV includes performances with legends of the gypsy jazz style such as Tchavolo Schmitt as well as work with next generation artists such as MOBO Award-winner Soweto Kinch. Just to prove his versatility he was also featured on a Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) video. And if you get lucky Simon may even sing and play trumpet (not at the same time, of course…)! The rest of the trio is made up of two of the finest exponents of Gypsy swing jazz in the UK, Dave Ahmed on acoustic guitar and Nick Pini on double bass. Since their founding in 2005, they have been featured at premier venues and Festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, King’s Place, Barbican, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Boomtown & London Jazz Festival. Their special guest for this 606 performance will be noted clarinet & saxophone player Dave Shulman, a versatile musician whose experience spans a broad range of styles including Modern Jazz, Swing, Classical, Chamber, Folk, Contemporary, Experimental and World music in both concert and theatrical settings. Along with leading two of his own ensembles, the Boomtown Swingalings and the Cable Street Band, Dave's CV also includes work with leading British jazz artists John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Andy Barnes & Guy Barker, as well as contemporary figures such as Quentin Collins & Seb Rochford. A really fun way to start the week!