Rhythm Future Quartet
Rhythm Future Quartet is based in the Boston area, features four astounding musicians of unsurpassed competence and skill. Jason Anick (jazz violin), Olli Soikkeli (guitar), Greg Loughman (bass) and Max O’Rourke (2nd guitar) combine stellar musicianship with a passion for gypsy jazz and are on a mission to keep its spirit alive today. In 1930’s Paris, guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli founded the group Quintette du Hot Club de France. Django is said to have created the genre called Gypsy Jazz, which RFQ lovingly and creatively fosters through their performances of Gypsy Jazz standards and original compositions.
“[Rhythm Future Quartet] have rocketed the music into the future by incorporating multiple influences…teaming it with their own virtuosity and playing it all with a joyful abandon that is downright infectious”
– Huffington Post
“…worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django”
-The Wall Street Journal
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.
“[the show in November was] THE most incredible experience I’ve had in Estes Park in the seven years I’ve been here . . . The level of quality and overall sensory experience, as well as the ease, expertise and playfulness was just an absolute joy to experience.”
~ Heidi Riedesel
The evening with the Rhythm Future Quartet was the coolest evening I have experienced thus far in Estes Park. I can't imagine how amazing the show will be at the Park Theatre!
~ Nick Smith
“Wow! So excited these guys are coming back to town! We saw them in November; what a fantastic show!”
~ Guy & Leslie Van der Werf
“Those cats are the sh*t.”
~ Jimi Hendrix
Oui, oui, I do remember seeing them perform at Café du Magot, and I owe them a great debt of gratitude!”
~ Django Reinhardt
Samples from RYTHEM Future Quartet
*This performance is a benefit event for the Estes Park Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support independent film and support historical theatres.