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Concerts by the Bridge: Django by the Sea Gypsy Jazz

John Paul Jones Park
Hunter Avenue
Kittery, ME 03904
United States

Django By The Sea Gypsy Jazz Quartet

Jason Anick – Violin

Max O’Rourke – Guitar

Jack Soref – Guitar

Greg Loughman – Bass

Kittery resident and DBTS Founder, Jason Anick, presents a special tribute to the pioneers of Gypsy Jazz, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The quartet, which features some of the top Gypsy jazz musicians in New England, will be performing a toe tapping set of classic swing music.

One of the youngest violin professors at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Anick is considered “a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin” (Downbeat Magazine).  In addition to leading various groups under his own name and performing with the Rhythm Future Quartet, Anick has been touring and recording with Grammy award-winning Nashville guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson since 2008 when he was recruited while still a senior at the Hartt Conservatory.

Over the past few years, Jason has been focusing on arranging and composing for the Rhythm Future QuartetJason Anick Acoustic Trio, and the Anick/Yeager Quartet. The Rhythm Future Quartet, which Jason started with Finish guitar virtuoso Olli Soikkeli, is rapidly becoming one of the preeminent Gypsy jazz groups in the country. The group just released its third album, “RFQ and Friends” which was praised by JazzTimes as “packed to the gills with feeling… dynamic, full of virtuosity and swing”. The Jason Anick Acoustic Trio, which formed in 2017, applies Jason’s formidable improvisational and compositional chops to the roots/fiddle music of his youth. The Jason Anick/Jason Yeager Quartet draws on the wide swath of musical interests of its co-leaders, blending straight-ahead and post-bop jazz, world music, funk and pop, eagerly embracing what Anick and Yeager have defined as “jazz without borders.” Their debut album, United, garnered rave reviews including 4.5 stars from Downbeat Magazine.

A versatile musician and sought after side-man, Anick has also shared the stage with an array of artist like Stevie Wonder, Tommy Emmanuel, Hamilton de Holanda, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, John Sebastian, Delta Rae, and Ward Hayden and the Outliers. With performances all over the world from China, Europe, and Japan and renowned venues like 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 has proven himself to be a leader in the ever-growing contemporary string world.

This is a limited-capacity, open-air, physically-distanced and masked event.

Bring your blankets or folding chairs! Please wear masks until you are seated.

Parking available at York Hospital in Kittery.

In the event of inclement weather, events will be rescheduled.