On September 2, 2015

Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Brandon Music

By Andy Cambria


Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. — BRANDON — When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw from rhythms heard around the world. The group performs at Brandon Music on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered “rising stars” in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. Soikkeli, who recently made the move from his home country of Finland to New York City, is rapidly becoming a top call guitarist in the bustling Brooklyn jazz scene and has been aptly coined “the Finnish boy wonder.” Anick, who is an award winning composer and “easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation”, according to Christian Howes, is also one of the youngest professors at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Brandon Music audiences will know bassist Greg Loughman from his performances with the John Funkhouser Trio and Bourbon Renewal with Britt Connors. Guitarist Max O’Rourke is a native of Rutland, currently attending Berklee College of Music.

Over the years they have individually performed alongside notable musicians such as John Jorgenson, Stochelo Rosenberg, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden.

For their debut self-titled album, the Rhythm Future Quartet decided to re-visit and record classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites. Through their intricate and creative arrangements, they have brought new life to songs like “Night and Day” and “Summertime.” Coupled with musical sensitivity and virtuosity, the Quartet’s debut album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz music.

Concert tickets are $20.  A pre-concert dinner is also available for $20. Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

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