Django in June

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Music

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Django in June Presents:

DEBI BOTOS AND FRIENDS
RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET

Debi Botos first got our attention as a participant at our “Django Camp”, the week-long music camp to which our concerts are the grand finale. She quickly moved from student to teacher, and now makes the leap to performer. Here’s your invitation and opportunity to see why.

Debi lives in Toronto now, and has most of her life. But her family’s roots are in Rakamaz, Hungary, a village located where the rivers Tisza and Bodrog converge. Her mother would sing nóta and csardas around the house; her father, brothers and uncle are professional jazz musicians. Add to those influences a passion for the music of Django Reinhardt and you have the makings of this, the opening set of Django in June 2022: classic Django tunes, Debi’s exquisite originals and deep-rooted Hungarian Gypsy Csardas and Nota. She’ll be accompanied by Sami Arefin on guitar, Zach Serleth on bass, and special guests who promise to offer something different for us and something wonderful for you.

Rhythm Future Quartet hails, mostly, from our own backyard, with three of its members based right here in New England. For years they have set the standard in this region and well beyond for a what a serious jazz manouche ensemble could do. All its members are old friends of this event, and all have played our concert stage with other artists. But in lo these many years they have never had the opportunity to share the brilliant work they do together with you, our local audience, as Rhythm Future Quartet. Tonight, their opportunity becomes yours. Here’s how they describe themselves, fairly and well:

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.

 

Show Date/Time:
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm through Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$20-$30 + Fees (Day of $35 + Fees)

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Purchase online using the button on the top right, or you may visit or call our box office at 413-584-9032 ext.105.
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