Gypsy jazz group Trio Manouche, with Quentin Collins on trumpet, will play a fund-raising concert for the National Jazz Archive next week.

Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche play classic tunes by Hot Club of France legends Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, plus Simon’s upbeat originals.

The Trio features two of the UK’s finest exponents of gypsy swing jazz, Ducato Piotrowski on acoustic guitar and Mark Lewandowski on bass, and will be joined by one of Europe’s top jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins.

This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive, a charity based in Loughton Library which holds a collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from 1919 to the present day.

Simon says: “It is places like the National Jazz Archive that are the perfect learning tool to educate musicians like ourselves about the rich involvement of this country in the history of jazz music”.

Trio Manouche, Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1RB, Saturday, June 24, 2.30pm, details: 020 8502 4701,