First Church in Marlborough to host Gypsy jazz swing concert
Marlborough – Jason Anick and the Jason Anick Quartet will be featured in a special Gypsy jazz swing concert to be held Friday, May 3 at the First Church in Marlborough. After five years of touring the globe with Grammy award winner John Jorgenson, the Boston-based jazz violinist and Berklee College of Music instructor will be bringing his virtuosic violin playing back to Marlborough where his musical journey began.
The quartet is a special group of top young Gypsy jazz/swing players on the scene today. Along with Anick on violin, the lineup includes Olli Soikkeli on lead guitar, Vinny Raniolo on rhythm guitar, and Greg Loughman on bass. Olli Soikkili is a 22-year-old guitar virtuoso from Finland who has already recorded and performed with some of the top Gypsy jazz musicians around the world. Raniolo is a top call guitarist living in New York who regularly tours the globe with world renowned guitarist Frank Vignola. With the addition of veteran bassist Greg Loughman from Boston, the group performs dynamic arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards, classic swing tunes, and original compositions.
The concert is the first in a music series presented to the community by Deb Fairbanks of the Coffee Loft on Lincoln Street. Fairbanks and Rev. Kazimierz Bern, Pastor of the First Church, invite all to attend the program of musical entertainment which has appeal to the entire family.
“Gypsy jazz has both the energy and liveliness from swing music along with the passion and romance of Gypsy music,” said Anick. “I guarantee the audience will have their feet tapping throughout the entire show.”
TIckets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Doors at the church, located at 37 High St., will open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
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