Jason Anick and Matt DeChamplain join forces to celebrate the music of two jazz legends, violinist Stephane Grappelli and pianist Oscar Peterson. Fresh out of the studio, were they recorded a soon to be released Grappelli/Peterson tribute album, Anick and DeChamplain will present an evening of virtuosic and toe-tapping swing music.
The band includes The Dance Hall favorites Jason Anick on violin, Matt DeChamplain on piano, Jack Soref on guitar, and Greg Loughman on bass.
Berklee College of Music Professor Jason Anick, has earned a reputation among string players as an imaginative improviser, versatile composer, and insightful educator.
Growing up playing fiddle tunes with his family and classical music with local orchestras, he developed a passion for improvisation, which led him to study jazz and classical music at Hartt Conservatory. In 2008, Anick started what would be a 10 year stint touring and recording with Grammy award-winning guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson while still a senior at Hartt Conservatory.
As a band-leader, Anick has launched a variety of musical projects over the years, including the Gypsy Jazz group Rhythm Future Quartet, an Americana-inspired Acoustic Trio, and a contemporary jazz ensemble with pianist Jason Yeager. His string of recordings (Sleepless, Tipping Point, United, Travels, Rhythm Future Quartet and Friends) has earned him praise from Downbeat Magazine as a "Rising Star in the world of jazz violin."