Munjenta Cafe

Wednesday 1 November 2017 8.30pm  Toorak Hotel, Torquay £8 adv, £10 door


Charlie Hearnshaw with saxophone


BOOK TICKETS – no booking fee.

Tickets also available in person at Pimlico, 36 Palace Avenue, Paignton and The Torbay Riviera Co., Torquay Harbour, or on the door, cash or card.

Charlie Hearnshaw’s Munjenta Café Latin Jazz Quintet plays tunes composed by Charlie alongside Bossa Nova, Tango, Samba, Swing & French chansons.

The name “Munjenta Café” name is taken from a bossa nova that Charlie learned in Paris from a Venezuelan clarinet player in the early eighties. It means “The Coffee Grinder”.

In the mid-eighties, Charlie lived briefly in Paris and made several trips to Munich.He hand copied scores of some fairly obscure latin american tunes (bossa nova, samba, choro) that he played with some excellent musicians he met on his travels.

On returning to Devon he used some of those tunes, alongside his own compositions, as a basis for the initial repertoire of his new latin jazz band.

Line-up: Charlie Hearnshaw – clarinet, alto clarinet, alto sax & piano, Maxine Green – guitar, vocals, percussion, Mike Thorn – double bass, Steve Crossen –  drums congas & percussion, Gaëlle Hammond – bongoes & percussion