The Dario Napoli Trio presents The Modern Manouche Project at Ledbury's Market Theatre on Saturday, November 17.

Although Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Dario Napoli, (Sicilian-born and Milan-based band leader, guitarist and good friend of Herefordshire’s own Remi Harris) and the other two members of his trio, Tommaso Papini (rhythm guitar) and Alex Carreri (bass) include elements of more modern musical styles, notably, bebop, funk and modern jazz, in their version of gypsy swing that has been featured at some of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals (Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche) as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, and Trasimeno Blues. The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound that steals from various musical eras, leading you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django.

The Dario Napoli Trio will be at The Market Theatre on Saturday, November 17 at 7.30pm. To book, call the box office on 07967 517125 or visit