Fairbanks Concert Association

Rhythm Future Quartet – 3.31.17 – 7:30


Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium

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.

  • Thursday, March 30 outreach to Denali Center, Pioneer Home, workshop
  • Friday, March 31 School performance and Fairbanks performance Future Rhythm Quartet
  • Saturday, April 1 Denali performance Future Rhythm Quartet
    (Tickets available online for the April 1 performance at 229 Parks.  Follow  the “Get Tickets Now” link below.)

“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz”
–The Boston Globe

“[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

“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”
-The Wall Street Journal

“These young men are incredible!!! Don’t miss them…such dedication and love of music to witness!”
-Tommy Emmauel

“Collective jaws dropped at the sheer virtuosity of the Rhythm Future Quartet!  Their stellar musicianship, good humor, and reverence for this important musical tradition made for an unforgettable evening”
-Dana Packard, Saco River Theatre

“Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin”
–Downbeat Magazine

“Jason Anick is easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation”
-Christian Howes

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May 14, 2016