Manouche Five is a San Diego Gypsy Jazz quintet playing tribute to Django Reinhardt and other swing icons of the 1930-40's golden jazz era. The music can be recognized by its dark, swinging, chromatic melodies and improvisations accompanied by percussive rhythm guitar in lieu of drums. Manouche Five blends jazz, latin, and traditional French influences into a uniquely distinct sound. Look them up on Facebook, Instagram, and Soundcloud to hear their latest recordings and stay in touch. Manouche Five is Clément Sanchez, guitar/vocals; Jim Anderson, guitar; Carlos Foster, guitar; Stefanie Schmitz, clarinet; and Joe Wexler, bass.
Cajuina is a San Diego based band bringing you Forró, Samba, MPB and more! They love to make you dance and will keep the good vibes going for you all night long. See them play every Saturday in downtown San Diego at Cafe 21. Message them for information about events or parties. Cajuina is Lucas Hildago - Voice/Guitar, Stefanie Schmitz- Clarinet/Sax/Percussion, Emmy Cara - Percussion, and Ben Rempel - Percussion. For more info check out facebook.com/cajuinaband or instagram.com/cajuina_band.
Stefanie founded plays clarinet and tenor saxophone with Choro Sotaque which perfoms a lively style of Brazilian folk music called choro. Choro Sotaque performs this with their own unique accent, or sotaque. They are versatile in adapting to any musical setting from mellow background music to lively dance music. They are a monthly feature at the Croce's Park West and enjoy performing at a variety of venues in San Diego. Choro Sotaque also features Marcus Alcantarilla on guitar and vocals, Gabriel Arce on bandolim and cavaco, and Halysson da Silva on percussion. Stream their debut album for free here or click to purchase a digital or physical copy for $5. More info at chorosotaque.com