The Salem Athenaeum is pleased to feature virtuoso violinist and composer Jason Anick and his acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet. Jason’s Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward objective: keeping the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The quartet offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli of the Hot Club of France. The quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre, and bringing the Hot Club of France forward into the 21st century. Jason is one of the youngest violin professors at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and is “a rising star in the world of jazz violinand mandolin” (DownbeatMagazine). Anick has shared the stage with a wide array of artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Hamilton de Holanda, John Sebastian, Stevie Wonder, Delta Rae, and Girls, Guns and Glory. His performances have brought him to China, Europe, and Japan. He has been featured at renowned venues including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Blue Note,Smalls Jazz Club, Scullers Jazz Club, Yoshi’s, Iridium, TD Garden, Regattabar, NPR, and The Late Night Show. Jason is a proven leader in theever-growing contemporary string world.
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