Daiki Yamamoto, Guitar Nicolas Carré, Guitar Kumiko Imakyurei, Bass
Tokyo Manouche Trinity is a trio based in Japan that strives to produce a straight-ahead gipsy jazz. They are evolving in the musical tradition initiated by Django Reinhardt, conjugating it in the present tense, while staying true to the original spirit.
Daiki Yamamoto (山本 大暉), Lead Guitar
Daiki started playing guitar at the age of 13, encountered a Selmer-Maccaferri guitar one year later, and has focused on gipsy jazz since then. In 2017 he learned from Mathieu Chatelain, one of the experts of the rhythm style particular to the genre, ‘la pompe’. In 2018 he collaborated to an album released in Korea and Japan featuring Antoine Boyer, ‘Wish you Were Here’. He is currently one of the most active gipsy jazz guitarist in Japan.
Nicolas Carré, Rhythm Guitar
Born in France in 1980, Nicolas discovered Django in his twenties, and since then dedicated himself to the music of the master. He studied under the master rhythm player Rémi Oswald. Currently one of the very few players in Japan specializing in rhythm playing, he has performed and recorded with many formations in the archipel.
Kumiko Imakyurei (今給黎 久美子), Bass
Based in Tokyo, Kumiko has travelled through Europe and joined many jam sessions in order to absorb the culture of ‘jazz manouche’. She has been sharing this knowledge by organizing jam sessions and workshops in Japan. She was recently invited to one of the largest Gipsy Jazz festival in Asia (Taipei Gipsy Jazz Festival) to perform with players such as Tcha Limberger, Antoine Boyer, Sébastien Giniaux, Denis Chang, and Christiaan van Hemert.