FRI  4/28  7:30pm

Rhythm Future Quartet

Kick off event for the 3rd annual Django By the Sea Gypsy Jazz Fest in October!

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered 'rising stars' in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. 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, who is also an award winning composer and Berklee College of Music Instructor, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, "Jason's compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing."

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SAT  4/29  8:00pm

Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales


Not '60's soul', not 'Neo soul', not 'Rock soul' but soul music. There is no reason or practical way to define it. With a sound that is both classic and modern, MoSup can conjure sounds that harken equally to Motown and Stax as they do to New Orleans.

With the operating principle of 'simple is best', the band crafts concise, power music with a definite pop flair.

Fronted by the inimitable Taylor O'Donnell and supported by some of the seacoast of NH's finest, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales are something to experience...with live shows stirring audiences up into a revival-esque frenzy.

Taylor O'Donnell - Vocals

Mike Walsh - Drums

Matt Langley - Saxophones

Mike Effenberger - Keys

Zach Lange - Trumpet

Greg Glasson - Bass

Stu Dias - Guitar & Vocals

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SAT  5/6  8:00pm

Lookie Lookie

Birds, Bees, & Bugalú!

Lookie Lookie is the brainchild of bassist Chris Maclachlan, best known for his work in the seminal Boston punk band Human Sexual Response.

Maclachlan has an abiding love for Latin Bugalu, a crossover genre invented by Newyorican musicians in the 1960s. Incredibly fun and catchy, Bugalu lies somewhere between the stately Cuban sounds of the 50s and the manic high salsa of the 70s. Top artists included Joe Cuba and Ricardo Ray, whose tunes form the backbone of the new band's repertoire.

The band is indeed named for an early Ricardo Ray hit, "Lookie Lookie," which encapsulates some of the pan-American fusion that went into Bugalu.

Lookie Lookie is an all-star lineup of Boston scene veterans: www.google.com

Chris Maclachlan (Human Sexual Response, Zulus, Concussion Ensemble) acoustic bass, vocals

Ken Winokur (Alloy Orchestra)) percussion

Rick Barry (Bim Skala Bim) percussion

Vicente Lebron (Either/Orchestra, Club D'Elf) percussion, vocals

Jorge Arce (Raiz de Plena, Humano), percussion, vocals

Scott Getchell (Bad Art Ensemble, Lars Vegas, Agachiko) trumpet, vocals;

Russ Gershon (Either/Orchestra, Agachiko) tenor sax, flute, vocals;

Ted DeColo (Funky White Honkies) alto sax, flute, vocals

Along with playing, just about everybody in the band sings, in Spanish and English.

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FRI  5/12  7:30pm

Choro Louco

Brazilian Choro Music

Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country its virtually unknown.
David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have helped introduce the music and the musicians to a larger audience, but its still largely under the radar of most music listeners...Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian.

Based in Portland, Maine, Choro Louco are driven by their love of the music. They play monthly at Portland’s eclectic club Blue, and have appeared at Acoustic Artisans and Mayo Street Arts.

Members of Choro Louco come from diverse backgrounds and can be seen in various ensembles throughout the region. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar; Nicole Rabata, flute; Joel Eckhaus, Cavaquinho, Brazils version of the ukulele; David Newsam, 7-string and 8-string guitars and mandolin; Eric La Perna, the pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine.

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SAT  5/13  8:00pm

Soggy Po Boys

Dance Party

Get your dancing shoes out, The Soggy Po boys are back! This New Orleans flavored octet is one of our favorite bands! Come to listen, come to dance.

With a repertoire of New Orleans standards, spirituals, contemporary music, and swing tunes, the Po Boys offer a lively blend of fun and insanity.

The Soggy Po Boys are:

Eric Klaxton-Saxophone

Zach Lange-Trumpet

Nick Mainella-Saxophone

Mike Effenberger-Piano

Stu Dias-Guitar and Vocals

Brett Gallo-Drums

Nicholas Phaneuf-Bass

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*Standing room event/Seating is limited


SUN  5/14  3:00pm

Get Cozy w The PSO: 7 Rivers Wind Quintet

7 Rivers Wind Quintet is comprised of professional freelance musicians from the Seacoast area. The Quintet performs a broad range of music from the most well-known repertoire in the genre to new and commissioned pieces to popular works. 7 Rivers presents finely-honed performances and recitals in a wide variety of venues. Its members also play regularly in the Portsmouth Symphony

The name 7 Rivers is drawn from the seven rivers that converge to create the distinctive and lovely Great Bay the heart of the Seacoast area. Likewise, 7 Rivers Wind Quintet combines the diverse and beautiful sounds of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn; intertwining these five voices to create a unique and striking variety of musical colors.

Karen Smith, Flute

Jon Tefft, Oboe

Katrina Veno, Clarinet

Susan Williams, Horn

Rick Shepard, Bassoon

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