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Manouche 5
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2pm

Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

Manouche 5 returns to Tri-State! This Philadelphia based quintet performs gypsy-jazz influenced standards and popular music similar to the original Hot Club of Paris. Manouche 5 premiered with Tri-State last January, live webcast only, at the height of the pandemic lockdown – and they were terrific! We’re pleased to finally present them to a live audience.


Visit the Manouche 5 website.

Band Personnel

Tom Monari, leader - guitar & vocals
Sara Williams - vocals
Mollie Ducoste - violin
Jacob Wright - bass
Dylan Langshcwager - guitar


A North Carolina native, Mollie Ducoste recently relocated to Philadelphia to pursue a doctoral degree in criminal justice at Temple University. She hopes to one day become a criminal justice professor and influence criminal justice policy through empirical research - all while, of course, performing and playing her violin. Some of her greatest musical influences are Regina Carter, Stephane Grappelli, Stevie Wonder, and George Benson. Prior to coming to Philly, she spent several summers playing in New Orleans with many well-respected jazz artists, including Ellis Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Carl LeBlanc, Charmaine Neville, and Tonya Boyd-Cannon.

Professional engineer Tom Monari is a singer-songwriter living in Swarthmore, PA.  He has performed in local bands for over three decades. In the early 2000s, Tom began exploring an interest in writing and performing his own original material in the local bands the Storefront Hitchcocks and the Butter Guns. In 2011, he started PhillyLocalIMPACTLive! – a regional organization with the purpose of providing a forum for local musicians to meet and collaborate through open mics.  Since 2012 PhillyLocalIMPACTlive has initiated more than 10 open mics with the longest-running events at McGillin’s in Philadelphia (since 2012) and Raven Lounge (since 2014). Focusing on development of artist talent and performance, PhillyLocalIMPACTLive! has provided a space and environment where many local musicians have honed their craft and moved on to fulltime careers as musicians.

Vocalist and Temple alumna Sara Williams idolizes R&B queen Etta James, in addition to pop goddesses Linda Ronstadt and Karen Carpenter.

Guitarist and Kutztown University alumnus Dylan Langscheweger is a native of Boothwyn, PA.  He is a solid rock musician whose models include Sir Paul McCartney and John Mayer.

Bassist Jacob Wright, a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia, is a follower of the towering bass giants Charles Mingus and Norristown native Jaco Pastorius.




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