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Doors Open 6pm to 11pm

The Mistachios: 7pm – 8pm. Some serious guitar music by a trio that don’t take themselves too seriously… Fun abounds when these 3 get together, jamming a mix of everything you never thought possible into an action packed set.

Fasten your seatbelts! Cameron Ford (guitar), Francis Diatschenko (guitar), Nigel Date (guitar)

Sancha & The Blue Gypsies: 8.15pm – 9.30pm. With a refreshing take on traditional folk, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and gospel tunes and a lifetime of performance experience between them, this joyous collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed your way. From Leonard Cohen to Alison Krauss with a hint of Chick Corea, you’ll be enthralled by this swinging quartet! Sancha Prowse (Vocals, Mandolin),Marcus Holden (Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals) Garry Steel (Accordion) and Stan Valacos (Double Bass, Guitar).


Doors Open 6pm to 11pm

Nell Greco Quartet Featuring Ewan Mackenzie: 7pm – 8pm. Nell Greco is a Sydney-born, London-based singer enamored with vintage music and fashion from the 30s and 40s (mostly!). While she began singing at a very early age, she only began studying jazz after she’d moved to London. It was there that she fell in love with Gypsy Jazz, and began frequenting Hot Club hot spots – dancing nights away and sitting in with the bands until the small hours of the morning. Before long she was leading her own manouche-inspired ensemble – fusing her love of Ella Fitzgerald’s smooth vocal approach, with Piaf’s raw, emotional chanson, and hot club joie de vivre. Ewan Mackenzie, one of Australia’s finest Gypsy Jazz guitarists and original driving force behind the Ozmanouche Festival being the festival’s Creative Director from its inception in 2005 till 2016. His playing is fluid and passionate and he writes melodic, evocative material in the style. His soloing is warm and articulate while still retaining that spontaneity and creativity that is inherent in jazz improvisation. Nell Greco (vocals), Ewan Mackenzie (guitar), Cameron Jones (guitar), Stan Valacos (double bass)

Cam Ford’s Gypsy Quintet: 8.15pm – 9.30pm.  From the streets of Paris to the sultry Mediterranean shores, from southern Spain to the bazaars of Casablanca… Come enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious sound. Like a warm afternoon breeze spreading the sweet fragrance of romance to all who enter its path, be drawn in, and swept away… Cameron Ford (guitar), Francis Diatschenko (guitar), Shenzo Gregorio (violin), Peter Walters (Double Bass)


Doors Open 6pm to 11pm

Spyglass Gypsies: 7pm – 8pm.  Energetic, brilliant and playful, Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars. Richard Ashby (guitar), Loretta Palmeiro (soprano saxophone, clarinet), Andrew Scott (accordion), Shannon Haritos (double bass), Cameron Jones (guitar)

Jon Delaney Trio: 8.15pm – 9.30pm  Jon Delaney (Ultrafox, The Furbelows, La Mauvaise Réputation) is one of Australia’s foremost guitarists in the Gypsy Jazz style. His 2016 album, Paname, was recorded in Paris with some of the leading lights of style in the world today. This new trio reunites him with the rhythm section of his band, La Mauvaise Réputation, for a hard driving, virtuosic romp through European music. Jon Delaney (guitar), Enzo Ruberto (Double Bass), Salvatore Greco (accordion)


Doors Open 9.15am to 12.30pm

The Sunday Morning Duo Special (Brunch): 9.45am – 12pm.

For the Sunday brunch concert we will be presenting a selection of duos drawn from artists performing at the festival plus a few special guests. Festival Patron, Ian Date suggested the Duo Special idea after his experience performing at European jazz festivals and we thought it would be the perfect vehicle to highlight the spontaneity of gypsy jazz and the improvisational talent of musicians in a fun, low key, fast paced show.

SUNDAY – 26 NOVEMBER (Evening)

Doors Open 4.30pm to 10pm

Date Brothers : 5.30pm – 6.45pm  From a gypsy campfire to the lowdown bluesy sounds of New Orleans to the South American street party to the sophisticated inner city salon. The Date Brothers happily invoke these sounds and styles and play in a virtuosic manner on their acoustic guitars. Their music is inspired by the famous Belgian gypsy guitarist; Django Reinhardt who in the 1930’s formed the ‘Quintet of the Hot Club of France’ with Stephane Grappelli. Between them they have played all the major Australian jazz and arts festivals and venues. Ian is also the patron of the OzManouche festival. Ian Date (guitar, vocals, trumpet), Nigel Date Guitar, Double Bass TBC

Ian Date’s Patron Picks:  7.15pm – 9.00pm  Our Patron has chosen an All Star line up of special guests to perform with him for the festival’s closing performance.