Mic Check in the Morning: Rhythm Future Quartet
Keeping the genre of gypsy jazz alive, the acoustic ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet will be touring Alaska for two weeks. Their first stop is downtown Anchorage. From there they will cross the state, going from Kodiak to Skagway.
According to violinist Jason Anick, gypsy jazz is a style of music that was pioneered in France during the 1930s and 40s by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Reinhardt was of Romani, or Gypsy, descent. Anick said it has the energy of early swing and the emotion of Gypsy music.
They will play in Anchorage for one night only, Saturday, March 25 at the Discovery Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40.25 and are available at CenterTix.net. For more information on Rhythm Future Quartet, find out where they play next in Alaska, or just curious about gypsy jazz, head to their website.