Hailing from New Hampshire, Ameranouche features Richard “Shepp” Sheppard and Jack Soref on acoustic guitars and Michael Harrist on upright bass and stirs together strains of flamenco, bebop, traditional Turkish styles, and, naturally, the prewar gypsy swing pioneered by Django Reinhardt. The group has released five albums thus far, the latest being 2015’s Sun Shine Soul, and have elicited the admiration of legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, who called them “a capture of joyfulness itself.”
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Ameranouche will play at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, New York, on July 29 at 8pm. Admission is $10. For information, call (845) 658-9048 or visit http://www.rosendalecafe.com/. The group will play at Catskill Distilling Company in Bethel, New York, on July 30 at 4pm. Admission is $10. For information, call (845) 583-3141 or visit http://www.catskilldistillingcompany.com/.