Imagine Django Reinhardt regaining use of all five fingers and hooking up with Jaco Pastorius: hot, electric, funky, semi acoustic swing! Although sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Sicilianborn and Milan-based bandleader and guitarist Dario Napoli includes elements of more modern musical styles such as bebop, funk and modern jazz in his version of gypsy swing, which has been featured at some of the most prestigious jazz and gypsy jazz festivals and venues, including Royal Liverpool Philarmonic, Duc Des Lombards (Paris), Pizza Express Live (London), Django Amsterdam Festival (Bimhuis), Djangofollies Festival, Django in June, as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, JazzMi, Pisa Jazz, etc.
The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound, which steals from various musical eras leading you you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience, without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django.
Dario Napoli (lead guitar)
Tommaso Papini (rhythm guitar)
Tonino De Sensi (bass)