The band are based in Plymouth but travel around Devon and Cornwall for events.
Tanzanite Manouche are a Gypsy Jazz band which consists of a violin plus lead and rhythm guitarists who play pieces in the classic style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli plus songs from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, some film music, plus some songs from the shows, providing some dazzling improvisations along the way..
They are very versatile, aiming to provide entertainment for a range of occasions, from wedding receptions to evening wine bar/restaurant and pre- ball champagne gatherings. They have a wealth of experience between them, and although they focus on gypsy jazz, are able to provide certain numbers on request for first dances or special occasions.
In addition to jazz, the band members individually have had varied musical backgrounds, including orchestral and string quartet playing (violinist), flamenco and blues (guitars), so they are extremely flexible.
All of Me-Cole Porter
Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
Bei Mir Bist Du Shon – Sholom Secunda
Black Orpheus – Luiz Bonfa
Blue Skies- Irving Berlin
Body and Soul – Johnny Green
Bohemia After Dark – Cannonball Adderley
Bossa Dorado- Reinhardt
Crazy Rhythm –Meyer and Kahn
Dark Eyes – Bob Dylan
Dream a Little Dream- Schwandt and Andree
East of the Sun –Brooks Bowman
I’m Beginning to See the Light –Ellington et a al
I’m Confessin’- Chris Smith
It Don’t Mean a Thing- Duke Ellington
I’ve Found a New Baby- Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams
HCQ Strut - Reinhardt
How High The Moon – Morgan Lewis
Jeepers Creepers- Harry Warren
Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham
Lady Be Good – George and Ira Gershwin