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Paris gypsy swing scene

Postby quecumbar » Thu May 12, 2005 3:56 pm

received this info from a friend might be useful for anyone planning a trip to Paris

From: "Utilisateur1" <>
Subject: Places to check out Gypsy Jazz in Paris

Hi all,

Here is the list of the Jazz manouche rendez-vous in Paris as published by the latest issue of the french magazine 'Jazzman' :

* L'Attirail : 9 rue au Maire Paris 3ème arrondissement (phone :
A small bistrot in the Marais [Paris gay district] some manouche trend bands (Tarné Spilari, Swing de Paris, Délit d'Swing) are programmed several times each month.

* La Taverne de Cluny : 51 rue de la Harpe Paris 5ème arrondissement (phone :
On thursday guitarist such as Rodolphe Raffali, Serge Krief, Noé Reinhardt. On sunday : Ludo's Jazz Trio (accordion+2 guitars)

* Le PDG : 20 rue de Ponthieu (phone :
Not very far from the Champs Elysées. On friday, in this italo-american restaurant which boasts to prepare the best hamburger in Paris, business men and afficionados
gather to eat and listen to Samy Daussat and David Gastine guitars.

* Hôtel du Nord : 102 quai de Jemmapes Paris 10ème arrondissement (phone :
Every thursday Rodolphe Raffali plays in a quartet (with sometimes some guests) in this café which reminds the old french movie 'Hôtel du Nord'.

* Le Bouquet du Nord : 85 rue de Maubeuge Paris 10ème arrondissement (phone :
A string jazz 'soirée' every friday night rom 9 p.m. in this 'Brassserie' near the railway station Gare du Nord. Angelo Debarre, Thomas Dutronc and
Christian Escoudé have been reported to appear sometime there.

* Palais Bar : 39 rue des Petites Ecuries Paris 10ème arrondissement (phone :
On monday nights, student ambiance. Samy Daussat leads a jam-session where beginners can challenge more trained musicians.

* La Locandiera : 145 rue Oberkampf Paris 11ème arrondissement (phone
In this Ménilmontant italian restaurant every tuesday a 'boeuf manouche' (manouche jam-session) which is a rendez-vous for the young generation.

* Café Chamane : 129 rue Saint-Maur Paris 11ème arrondissement (phone
On wednesday you can meet young manouche guitarists in this turkish restaurant.

* La Guinguette Pirate : quai François Mauriac Paris 13ème arrondissement (phone :
Every tuesday tsigane music or manouche jazz can be heard on this chinese boat on the Seine river along the Great Library François Miterrand.

* Au Clairon des Chasseurs : 3 place du Tertre Paris 18ème arrondissement
On saturday late at night in this historical place in Montmartre you can hear Ninine and Jeannot (Titote Malla).

* La Chope des Puces : 122 rue des Rosiers Saint-Ouen (93) (phone :
Of course the place you can't avoid near Porte de Clignancourt where Ninine, Mondine and guests on saturday and sunday afternoon keep alive a three generations tradition of gypsy music.

Also check the market in the rue Mouffetard on sunday morning.
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