Romacaleo - Bute Jazz & Bute Manouche 2022

Jazz On Bute & Bute Manouche
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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.
ROO ( Ruaridh)  GEDDES - Violin
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 atheleticism of a teenager... funny that. News just in - Roo has been accepted to study for a Masters degree in Jazz Violin at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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. Martin graduated with a BMus in Jazz and MA with Honours and is a director of the Tchai Ovna Tea House at 42 Otago Lane in Glasgow.
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 SIWAK - 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!

Jazz On Bute & Bute Manouche are trading names of Bute Jazz Concerts Ltd.,
a non-profit company and a registered Scottish Charity SCO28601
All directors are volunteers and receive no renumeration.
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