The international touring group Barrio Manouche will be performing in Turlock on Feb. 9 as part of the series of shows brought to town by the Turlock Concert Association.
Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-based international septet (Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California) that plays a style of music that melds swing, jazz, gypsy, and flamenco. The ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation.
The band performs a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that is difficult to classify but instantly recognizable, deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the gypsy soul of eastern Europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane.
The show will be at 7 p.m. at the Turlock Community Theatre. Single tickets for non-subscribers for this event are $25, $15 for students. Season subscription also includes reciprocal tickets at several affiliated associations in the region. For tickets, subscriptions, or further information, call Ken Weisel 606-6682 or Darlene Runsten 480-4020, or visit http://www.turlockconcert.org/tickets.php for pricing. Tickets and season subscriptions will also be available at the door.