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2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival

Rhythm Future Quartet

Sunday, January 20
Show | 4:30pm // Doors | 4pm
$20 / Day Of : $25

2nd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

12:30 – 2pm = Violin workshop by Jason Anick. Open to ages 12+, must be proficient at your instrument, prior Gypsy Jazz experience helpful.
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12:30 – 2pm = Guitar workshop by Olli Sokkeli. Open to ages 12+, must be proficient at your instrument, prior Gypsy Jazz experience helpful.
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Rhythm Future Quartet

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

Where the band’s self-titled debut album re-visited classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites, Travels, the quartet’s current release, concentrates on group originals that make captivating use of musical sources from outside the conventional Gypsy jazz terrain. Travels reflects both the accumulated knowledge garnered from the groups world wide touring as well as the international influences that inspired new rhythmic and harmonic possibilities within their compositions and arrangements. Garnering critical acclaim, Travels was picked as one of the Best jazz albums of 2016 by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.