Home Home Oz Manouche 2019






Phone  (07) 3391 2006 (leave a message if your call isn’t answered)

Email    info@brisbanejazzclub.com.au




Doors Open 6pm to 11pm

Salon Noir Sextet (QLD, TAS) 7pm – 8pm,  comprise of an all-star line up of the Australian gypsy jazz scene. Members from Oz Manouche Founder Ewan Mackenzie’s bands’ Swing Dynamique and Swing Manouche; Miranda Deutsch (guitar), Dan Cosgrove (clarinet) and Rick Caskey (double bass). Combined with Kylie Southwell – who’s quirky and charming voice has delighted previous festival audiences with Laique (2013) and Tilly Bebe (2018) – and Tasmanians Harry Edwards (guitar) and Charlie McCarthy (violin), both of Harry Edwards Quartet and Django’s Tiger.

Having made their debut at Hobart’s Dark Mofo Festival, Salon Noir Sextet will to delight OzManouche with their deep passion for gypsy jazz in the Australian accent. Join them for their dynamic performance of classics, originals by the band, and as they honour the musical contribution and legacy of Ewan Mackenzie by performing a selection of his original compositions.

Jane Morris Quartet (TAS) 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Formed in 2018, the Jane Morris Quartet has now established a reputation as one of Tasmania’s premier Gypsy Jazz ensembles. The band features prominent Tasmanian musicians; Harry Edwards (guitar), Charlie McCarthy (violin) and Isaac Gee (double bass) and led by Jane Morris (vocals/flute). Morris stunned audiences at last years OzManouche Festival with her sophisticated vocal styling and elegant swing feel during the impromptu third set jam sessions. Expect to be on the edge of your seat with an evening of well-loved jazz standards alongside captivating originals. All performed with delectable taste, and hot club style as the band celebrates the launch of its new album, Undecided. Jane Morris (voice/flute), Harry Edwards Guitar, Charlie McCarthy (violin), Isaac Gee (double bass)

Jam Session led by Ian Date 9.45pm – 10.30pm


Doors Open 6pm to 11pm

Catfish (VIC) 7pm – 8pm.  A product of Melbourne’s unique jazz scene, Catfish, make their return to the OzManouche Festival having first made their debut back in 2013. The band draws upon a diverse array of influences creating intricate, quirky arrangements of borrowed and original material giving the group a unique and exciting spirit. Each performance is crafted for maximum impact, weaving a musical storyline from Django Reinhardt to Les Doigts De L’Homme to Louis Armstrong to Julian Lage and beyond. Joyous, virtuosic an exciting, Catfish are at the vanguard of a new generation of Australian gypsy jazz. Sam O’Halloran (guitar), Adam Russo (guitar), Oscar Neyland (double bass)

Date Brothers with Shenzo Gregorio (IRE, NSW, QLD) 8.30pm – 9.30pm. 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 with virtuosity on their acoustic guitars. The famous Belgian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt inspires their music; who in the 1930’s formed the ‘Quintet of the Hot Club of France’ with violinist 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.

Shenzo Gregorio, aka Shenton Gregory is one of Australia’s most sought after string players. Not only because of his technical prowess, but also because he covers all different styles from classical to gypsy jazz with equal ease and inventiveness. Gregorio is the creative director and organiser of the 40 Hour jammin’ a charity event held on Magnetic Island in support of motor neurone disease research. Ian Date (guitar, vocals, trumpet), Nigel Date Guitar, Shenzo Gregorio (violin), Peter Walters (double Bass)

Jam Session led by Ian Date 9.45pm – 10.30pm



Saturday Afternoon – Arrive at 12.45pm for a 1pm start

Lollo Meier Guitar Workshop      1pm – 2.30pm   $40 (pay on day)

Charlie McCarthy Violin Workshop     1pm – 2.30pm   $40 (pay on day)




Doors Open 6pm to 11pm


Tilly Bébé (QLD, NSW, VIC) 7pm – 8pm. Tilly Bébé is a unique project bringing female jazz players from around Australia and beyond together to perform jazz classics (with an emphasis on gypsy jazz) and original compositions. The moniker comes from a famous female lion tamer from the early twentieth century. The ensemble celebrates women who contribute their talents to the world of jazz and connects them across borders to inspire new works, collaborations and networks. Having debuted at the 2018 OzManouche Festival the 2019 edition the ensemble features Jen Hawley (VIC) (The Royal High Jinx and Old Hat Jazz Band) on guitar, Loretta Palmeiro (NSW) (Spyglass Gypsies, Divergence Jazz Orchestra, Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective) on sax and clarinet, Helen Russell (QLD) on double bass, Kay Sullivan (QLD) (Paris Dreaming) on accordion and project curator Pauline Maudy (QLD) (MZAZA) on vocals.

Lollo Meier (NL) 8.30pm – 9.30pm.  Raised on Gypsy Swing from an early age, Lollo Meier is a master guitarist, composer, bandleader and arranger. Lollo comes from an elite family of Gypsy musicians and is cousin to two of the greatest guitarists of the genre; Fapy Lafertin and Stochelo Rosenberg. His goal: to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt, with a style and technique that’s traditional, musical, lyrical, sensitive and joyful. His songful compositions have an authentic Django flavour played with extraordinary talent, unique style and incredible suppleness. He truly makes music he loves. Lollo’s Quartet is sought after around the globe and is famous for playing the lesser-known Reinhardt tunes and his compositions. A man of style, grace and humour, Lollo’s pure melodious playing touches his audiences. Making the music of Django Reinhardt as fresh today as it was 80 years ago.

Lollo Meier (lead guitar), Cameron Jones rhythm guitar), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet/saxophone), Jon Delaney (double bass)

Jam Session led by Ian Date 9.45pm – 10.30pm


Doors Open 10am to 2pm

The Sunday Morning Duo Special (Brunch): 11am – 1.30pm.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.


Workshops are to be paid on the day.  Open 1.45pm for a 2pm start

2nd Lollo Meier Guitar Workshop     2pm – 3.30pm   $40 (pay on day)

Loretta Palmeiro Sax / Clarinet Workshop    2pm – 3.30pm   $40 (pay on day)



Doors Open 4.30pm to 10pm

Jon Delaney (VIC) 5.30pm – 6.45pm. Jon Delaney is well known to OzManouche audiences as guitarist with past festival acts La Mauvaise Réputation, The Furbelows and Ultrafox and for performing in ensembles under his name. He has appeared around Australia playing gypsy jazz, mainstream and modern jazz. And is one of only a few Australians to have performed at the Festival Django Reinhardt in Fontainebleau France. Delaney has three albums released under his name, most recently Paname (2016). A collection of mostly original material recorded in Paris with a rhythm section made up of first-call musicians of the French gypsy jazz scene. In addition to his ensemble activities, Jon loves performing entirely unaccompanied. This year he will be presenting a programme in solo format selecting music that is especially close to his heart. Waltzes from the golden age of the Paris dancehall. Beautiful spiritual music from the Sinti gypsy community, a few Reinhardt classics, and original compositions from his albums. Jon Delaney (solo guitar)

Cigány Weaver (QLD) 7pm – 8.00pm. Cigány Weaver are one of Australia’s most exciting new gypsy jazz ensembles. Formed out of a shared love for the legendary partnership of Django Reinhardt and  Stéphane Grapelli they are intent on bringing gypsy jazz to a new audience creating a dedicated Australian following with their energetic live shows. Their sound is modern, reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music interwoven with contemporary material from artists like Bjork and reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. The band appear regularly at Brisbane’s most popular music venues and have performed at major festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, MONA’s Dark Mofo (TAS), Bellingen Winter Music Festival (NSW) and The Tablelands Folk Festival (FNQ). Swinging, vibrant and effervescent, Cigány Weaver are cementing their place as one of Australia’s must-see bands.  Jo Davie (voice), Gareth Mewes (violin), Rory Dollard (guitar), Liam Butler (double bass), Conor McDonald (guitar), Kym Ambrose (percussion)

Jam Session led by Ian Date 9.45pm – 10.30pm