Traditional manouche songs, Django Reinhardt classics, jazz songs, a sprinkle of Brazilian Choro music and original music. KAMAO means “I like/I love/I want” in Romani dialect.
Fronted since 2014 by French singer/guitarist/composer Jean de Talhouet, the band includes clarinet (Dave Schulman), guitars (Dave Kelbie), and double bass (Ruth Goller), creating a beautiful and rich sound that complements the vocals with haunting and lyrical harmonies. Their repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz featuring captivating virtuoso improvisations, to the saddest Gypsy ballads, the liveliest waltzes, as well as personal compositions.
Kamao Quartet are regulars on the London scene and the UK including the Vortex Jazz Club, St James Theatre in Victoria, the Royal Albert Hall, the Green Note, Sands Films, the Quecumbar… They currently hold a residency at the Jamboree on Cable Street in Limehouse every second sunday of the month in the evening.
JEAN DE TALHOUET – Guitar, Vocals
DAVE SHULMAN – Clarinet
DAVE KELBIE – Guitar
RUTH GOLLER – Double Bass
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