Justin Duhaime’s Gypsy Muse is Ottawa’s premier Gypsy Jazz manouche style band. Inspired by the legacy of legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. They combine an eclectic mix of high energy swing, latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.
The group has many iterations. We play in different combinations of duos, trios, and quartets. There’s always myself on guitar and either a violinist, clarinetist, second guitarist, vocalist and/or bassist.