The award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.” They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA and the National Press Club.
The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they’re playing a musette waltz from 1930 or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche’s Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.
"In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself.” - Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino
"An infectious blend of fiery jazz, old world traditional music and soulful pulses…" - Celebrity Cafe
"Sun Shine Soul enfold the riches of flamenco, gypsy music, jazz and swing to create a fresh, sophisticated listen into a contemporized version of the swing band with some welcomed surprises on tap for listeners… takes musical flavors and traditions and propels them forward with utter and complete joy." - World Music Central