Nuages is a performance ensemble specializing in Gypsy jazz à la Django Reinhardt. The quintet performs mostly original arrangements of jazz Manouche standards, and also a diverse repertoire which draws on musical traditions from all over the world. Leading the ensemble is saxophonist Michael-Paul Gurulé and features Nick Sokol on mandolin, Zach Zenovic on guitar, Sarah Yates on upright bass, and Melanie Sehman on percussion.
Nuages was founded in 2011 in Bellingham, Washington and has enjoyed much local success with their Manouche N.W. concert series, held at the historic Mt. Baker Theater. In addition to regular community and private performances, the group has appeared at the distinguished Djangofest Northwest festival and has recorded three full length albums. Nuages continues to grow and innovate by developing a distinct repertoire and improvisational style. The Nuages experience is an exploration of the world through jazz!