Montana Manouche

Swing Band from Bozeman, MT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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We are a Gypsy Jazz band based in beautiful Bozeman, with a passion for playing music in the style of Django Reinhardt. Our music is upbeat, joyful, and elegant, suitable for dancing or listening. Our repertoire includes Django Reinhardt compositions, American jazz standards, and original tunes. Our flexibility allows us to perform indoors or outdoors, with or without a sound system. Past performances include wedding ceremonies and receptions, outdoor parties, swing dances, and concerts. We will gladly provide references upon request!

*Brides and grooms, you'll find a FREE Wedding Music Planner Form at the end of this page*

Reviews:
"A huge thank you to you and the band for making our day even more unforgettable. The music was amazing and we had so many compliments."

"I am the owner of the Bozeman Art Haus. We recently had a large private party to promote our new business. We had many important guests that we needed to impress. Montana Manouche provided the perfect ambiance and spirit that our party needed to be successful. We were grateful for their talents and hope they will be a regular part of our events in the future. Gypsy Jazz. Perfect!"

"Thank you so much for your amazing musical performance at our wedding! It was so special to have you guys there with us & you sounded so WONDERFUL!"

"Montana Manouche played to a standing-room-only crowd at the Library, who were there not only to learn more about the talented Django Reinhardt but to hear the superb musicianship of the group. . . beautiful violin, gypsy jazz guitars, stand-up bass, and tap-your-feet singing. Toddlers, students, jazz fans, seniors, and fellow musicians all enjoyed a night of great gypsy jazz music. How lucky we are to have Montana Manouche in Bozeman!"

"My wife and I organized a French-themed summer party and invited lots of good friends. We had heard Montana Manouche play in town and invited them to play for our party. This was a great move. The music was spectacular and provided a fantastic background to the event. All our guests were very impressed and pleasantly entertained with their wonderful music. This is a great group that would make Django Reinhardt proud. We are lucky to have such a great group here in Montana." -Bozeman resident

"Montana Manouche played for a crowded loud party and worked so well with the situation. People loved the music. It was perfect for a group that spanned 20s to 80s in age. Great musicians and very professional!"

Here's our CD review from the Winter issue of the Lively Times "State of the Arts" newsletter: "This Bozeman-Livingston-area band plays Gypsy jazz, and from the outset this self-titled album jumps. The musicians are long-time pickers and accomplished alums of many musical endeavors who have been together for several years. They offer tons of tight instrumental work to complement Dickensheet's trilly soprano, luring us onto the dance floor. Because this type of jazz started mostly in France, it was called "manouche jazz" or "jazz manouche." It zeroes in on the repertoire of famed Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli, who together formed the popular Hot Club of France in the '30s. These Montana purveyors of the genre know how to play it, too. And - wait - there's no drummer! Not necessary, folks. Linn and Ray Padilla marshal the meter just fine, thank you. Ray utilizes that certain guitar strum, or "la pompe." that is endemic to Gypsy jazz, making it swing."

Montana Manouche Wedding Ceremony Music Planner Form
Names of Bride & Groom__________________________
Ceremony Site & Contact Info_________________________
Date & Time of Wedding__________________________
Wedding Coordinator Name and Contact Info_________________________
1. Start time of prelude music_________: (suggest 20 min prior to ceremony time)
2. Prelude music will be instrumental jazz love songs unless otherwise specified here______________________
3. The band will need a cue 3-5 minutes prior to the beginning of the processionals. ___________________will meet with band before the prelude music starts to arrange the cue.
4. First processional song will be_________________________
Please list the order of those entering during first processional (mothers, grandmothers, groomsmen, bridesmaids, officiant, maid of honor, flower girl, ring bearer)
Entering first___________________
Entering second, third, etc_________________________________________________
Entering last (right before the bride)____________________
5. Bridal processional song will be___________________________
6. Other ceremony music (optional)_______________________
7. Cue for recessional music to begin (the last thing to happen before recessional music begins, such as “I now present to you Mr & Mrs)___________
8. Recessional song________________
9. Reception music begins_______
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Montana Manouche played for a crowded loud party and worked so well with the situation. Epple loved the music. It was perfect for a group that spanned 20s to 80s in age. Great musicians and very professional!

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Montana Manouche’s Response:

It was a great event! Thank you!

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Montana Manouche performed for our wedding. Their music was great. The processional and recessional was exactly what we want.

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Montana Manouche’s Response:

Thanks so much, Janelle, for the review. We had a great time and are so glad that we could play music for your lovely outdoor wedding and reception!

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2017
Jul
3
Wedding Reception
Twin Bridges, MT
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding
Three Forks, MT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding
Big Sky, MT
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Aug
19
Wedding
Bozeman, MT
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Jan
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bozeman, MT
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Music for ceremony, cocktail hour and dancing!
Lecture & Concert: Django Reinhardt
Starting at $250
  • "The Life and Music of Django Reinhardt" Powerpoint Presentation & Concert
Free Wedding Ceremony Music Planner
 
  • FREE - Also viewable on Home Page under "About"
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