Sinti Rhythm - Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Sinti Rhythm is an acoustic quartet that performs Gypsy jazz and vintage swing, a music dedicated to the legacy of Django Reinhardt. The word "Sinti" (meaning "Gypsy") has obscure origins and is associated with the Roma, a nomadic people many of whom were musicians. An exotic fusion of American jazz with European romanticism driven by the pulse of string-based rhythms, Sinti Rhythm's music features standards from the Great American Songbook, original compositions by Django, and selections from Sinti musicians like Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo DeBarre, Dorado Schmitt, and Titi Winterstein.
Sinti Rhythm has performed throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast, including a three-year residency at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge, an appearance at the Brooklyn Djangology Festival, the Django Reinhardt Centennial Celebration at the French Library of Boston, and shows at Toad, Cantab Lounge, The Stork Club, Sherborn Inn, and Novartis. The group has been invited to appear on radio stations WMBR FM Cambridge, and WBUR's "Here and Now" with Robin Young.
They are currently recording their first EP, planned for release in Summer 2010. Their instrumentation consists of the traditional Gypsy rhythm section of two guitars and upright bass highlighted with clarinet, and sometimes embellished with violin, mandolin, saxophone, and vocals, by such distinguished guests as Matt Glaser, Jason Anick, John McGann, Stan McDonald, Andy Voelker and Mollie Malone. Sinti Rhythm has created musical programs for a wide variety of clients and is available for private functions, weddings, and corporate events. The band has acoustic enhancement amplification and is available in combinations varying from duo to quintet.