Spyglass Gypsies at Foundry 616

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Energetic, brilliant and playful, Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars.

Spyglass Gypsies launched their debut self-titled album of original music to a full house in February 2014, and in 2015 as Australian Arts Council grant recipients took their music to all corners of the country with their national tour. Established in 2010 by Ashby and Palmeiro, the group formed through studying and performing together in various jazz projects.

They have appeared at many notable venues and festivals, among these a headlining performance at the 2013 Oz Manouche Gypsy Jazz Festival (Brisbane), the 2014 Red Earth Festival in Karratha, and in 2015 they performed at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth with luminary Hank Marvin as their special guest.

Along with supporting performances for international stars such as Dutch guitar virtuoso Lollo Meier, UK guitarist Remi Harris and most recently Portuguese fado star Ana Moura at the Enmore Theatre, Spyglass Gypsies have established themselves as one of the leading ensembles in Australasian Gypsy Jazz.


Richard Ashby and Cameron Jones – Manouche guitars
Loretta Palmeiro – clarinet / soprano saxophone
Andrew Scott – accordion
Shannon Haritos
 – double bass

Telephone: 02 9211 9442

Event Info:

This event will take place on 2016-07-22 08:00pm at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St. Ultimo, Sydney.

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