THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET
@ Cornelia Street Cafe
Fri, Nov 28th 6pm
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum
Jason Anick, violin
Olli Soikkeli, guitar
Vinny Raniolo, guitar
Greg Loughman, bass
The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and Vinny Raniolo on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group.
Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year for their work with the Rhythm Future Quartet along with their other projects.
The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”
Jason Anick, one of the youngest instructors at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe, which stated, “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.” He was also voted as a “Rising Star” in the 2014 Annual Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll and garnered 3rd place in the International Songwriting Competition (jazz category) for his composition “Occupy”.
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 Rhythm Future Quartet’s debut album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz music.
“The Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz” – The Boston Globe
“These young men are incredible!!! Don’t miss them…such dedication and love of music to witness!” – Tommy Emmanuel