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Bute Manouche 2021
Duved Dunayevsky
Bute Manouche 2022 welcomes Israeli guitarist Duved Dunayevsky, who is one of the most authentic interpreters of the traditional gypsy guitar style of Django Reinhardt.
Duved now lives in Paris and focuses on Swing music, in the 1930's style of Django Reinhardt and Eddie Lang.
In 2015, he won a "Talent and Competence" Visa from the French government and moved to Paris where he formed Duved‘s Hot Five.
See Duved and his band on and on
Duved will play two concerts and present a master class over the weekend.

Rose Room
Current ‘Best Band’ winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards, Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading
ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django
Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” performances go “down a storm” with any
audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards, Gypsy Jazz favourites and self-penned originals with
virtuosity, verve and panache recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris.

Now in their second decade, the quartet is based in Glasgow and is fronted by award-winning virtuoso violinist
and “sophisticated songstress” Seonaid Aitken who was voted Scottish Jazz Awards ‘Best Vocalist’ in 2017 &
2018 and is presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz Nights’ and a regular tutor at the Grappelli-Django Camp in
The Netherlands. Scotland’s No.1 guitar maker, Jimmy Moon of ‘Moon Guitars’, features on double bass with
Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Award-winner Tam Gallagher on rhythm guitar. The new addition to the band,
and kicking off Rose Room’s second decade in style, is an exceptional talent from Glasgow’s Southside; solo
guitarist Conor Smith.

With three albums recorded to date – ‘The High Life’ (2015), ‘Am I Blue’ (2013) and ‘Somewhere In
Roseland’ (2011) – Rose Room have headlined all of the major Scottish jazz festivals, appeared at the celebrated
Shetland Folk Festival and toured Ireland performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Their collaboration with
top Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and ‘string quartet to the stars’ - the Capella String Quartet - led to
the formation of ‘Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique' - a 9-piece ensemble which celebrates the vintage sound of
the 1930s.

Rose Room were delighted to have been voted ‘Best Band’ in the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 and 2021 and have
been played on Jazz FM, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster. They have performed with world-famous
virtuoso jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, jazz violinist Christian Garrick and German Gypsy Jazz star Joscho Stephan
among others, and two of Rose Room’s tracks are featured on The Clutha Sessions charity CD released by the
Clutha Trust.

“Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship
and warm personality”

“As close to the sound of the great Stephane Grappelli as I think you’re going to
hear in Scotland”

“Rose Room swing harder than an elm tree in
a force nine English gale…”

Phone: 07854 596228 (Jimmy Moon)
Paul Paterson Quartet
The Paul Paterson Quartet are:
Paul Paterson (Guitar) -  Ross Baird (Guitar) -  Dick Lee (Clarinet) -  Charlotte Paterson (Double Bass)
Paul Paterson is an Edinburgh based guitarist who is widely recognised as one of Scotland's leading gypsy jazz players.  Accompanied by his spiritual and musical partner, Charlotte Paterson on double bass, the pair live out their adventures; dressing in vintage fashion and exploring Django Reinhardt's immense musical legacy. They are lucky enough to always attract the very best musicians to their various gypsy jazz ensembles.

Ross Baird is an extremely talented guitar player who has played alongside many top jazz artists.
Reed player extraordinaire Dick Lee is a living legend of the British jazz scene. He is such a highly sought after player, that it is probably easier to list the artists with whom Dick hasn't worked.

Some little known facts about the Paul Paterson Quartet:
Paul received critical acclaim playing the part of his hero, Django Reinhardt, in the stage production "Playing Django" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018.
Bassist Charlotte Paterson is also a renowned tattoo artist  who works under the name of Venus Flytrap.
Paul Paterson runs the popular gypsy jazz jam session "Hot Club of Edinburgh".
"The Paul Paterson Trio are rightly known as Scotland's leading purveyors of Parisian Swing and Hot Gypsy Jazz." - Leith Jazz and Blues Festival

The Manouchetones
Micky Dunne (guitar) - Karl Webb (guitar) - John Wheatcroft (double bass)

Micky Dunne was first introduced to the music of Django when he visited the annual festival at Samois sur Seine more than 20 years ago...and he has never looked back!
Equally at home on lead guitar or rhythm it is the latter where Micky found his calling he has been in demand for visiting musicians in the North West ever since. After spending 4 years touring the UK alongside the amazing Gary Potter he has worked with many of the top players on the Gypsy & Jazz scene including Romane, Gary Potter, Robin Nolan, John Jorgenson, John Wheatcroft, Daniel John Martin to name a few. Micky graduated from Salford University with a first class honours degree and is available for private lessons, sessions and workshops.
Karl Webb has been involved on the Liverpool music scene for more than 20 years. After forming numerous original bands in his younger days, Karl returned to his studies at LIPA gaining a first class honours degree and a special recognition award. Karl went on to form two critically acclaimed groups who were signed to Ninja Tunes (LOKA & Super Numeri). Equally at home tearing up a Hendrix track or playing Django note for note Karl brings a virtuosity to the band and an incredible amount of knowledge. Karl is available for private lessons.
John Wheatcroft is an exceptional musician. His principle instrument is guitar but we are very lucky that he has taken up an interest in Double Bass and decided to join us. John currently holds the position of Head of Guitar at BIMM London and is a visiting lecturer for the University of West London (London College of Music) and Chester University. His first book, Improvising Blues Guitar was published by Schott has received rave reviews worldwide and he’s recently released his debut acoustic album, Ensemble Futur, to critical acclaim.
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MARTIN FELL (Clarinet and Saxophone)
ARTUR WYSNIEWSKI (Accordion and Guitar)
LAURIE MOORE (Double Bass)

Deep roots in swing ……

Romacaleo approaches the soulful Gypsy Jazz of Reinhardt with a fresh, innovative yet historically rooted twist. Until the 2nd World War the Gypsies and Jews of Europe would frequently collaborate musically, their styles indelibly rubbing off on each other.
Romacaleo has re-ignited this relationship through the incorporation of infectiously capricious Klezmer and the swing of Benny Goodman. In addition Romacaleo has recently smoothly incorporated Scottish folk into our repertoire, an innovation that makes the band a truly unique as an outfit - a testament to Glasgow's open multi-culturalism.    Having now won the hearts of audiences across Scotland and Europe, we are keen to bring our music to a stage near you.
All the way from Billy Conolly's Partick in Glasgow Roo is one of the rising stars in almost all the scenes - classical, trad and jazz. He plays with the soul of an old wisened old man with the youthful athaleticism of a teenager... funny that.
MARTIN FELL - Clarinet and Saxophone
Active in the Scottish jazz scene for the past few years Martin  has been delving into the music of his East European Jewish forefathers. He also loves fine leaf tea and single malt.
A proud Polish Roma musician, Ricardo is the grandson of celebrated Hungarian gypsy violinst Kirylo Sywak. Ricardo honed his virtuosic style in the caravans of Europe, hanging out with the greats. He also is a doting father of 5!
ARTUR WYSNIEWSKI - Accordion and Guitar
The astoundingly acrobatic playing of Polish Roma musician, Artur, draws you irresistibly in to another time, another place, almost another world. He has a smile that could melt anyone's heart…
LAURIE MOORE - Double Bass
All the way from Glasgow's Clydebank, Laurie is a jazz bass maverick, with more skills under his fingers than years to his age. Busy with all sorts of projects, he's never happier than when he has his bass in his hand and his pint by his side!
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