Betty's Bounce is a trio of two acoustic guitars and acoustic bass that performs music in the spirit of guitarist Django Reinhardt, which originated in France in the 1930s. Reinhardt teamed with violinist Stéphane Grappelli to co-found the Quintette du Hot Club de France whose music from the 1930's and 40's epitomized the genre. The repertoire of Betty's Bounce includes classic and modern popular tunes played with a “gypsy” twist.
Audie Bridges, guitar - A seasoned musician, Audie has played
and taught for many years. He currently teaches jazz, classical
and blues guitar, specializing in theory, improvisation and
arranging for solo guitar. Audie has a Bachelor's degree in Composition
from the Berklee College of Music and a Master's degree
in Jazz Studies from The New England Conservatory. In addition,
he has studied jazz with Charlie Banacos, Mick Goodrick, Pat
Martino and Lenny Breau. Advanced studies in classical guitar
include work with Robert Sullivan and David Leisner.
Zach Bridges, bass - Zach, the youngest and best-looking
member of the group, has been playing bass for ten years. He is
currently studying music at Salem State University.
Besides, jazz, Zach also plays classical, folk and experimental music.
He gigs regularly on the Northshore and around Boston.
Curtis Doo, guitar - Curtis is a returning musician, having taken
a break from music for a long and fruitful career in technology.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Berklee
College of Music and spent a number of years teaching in
public schools. As a singer and keyboard player, he has been a member of the Tanglewood Festival chorus, performing
under the direction of John Williams and Seiji Ozawa. He
thoroughly enjoys the challenge and opportunities that come
with playing the guitar.
Audie Bridges (Guitar),
Zach Bridges (Bass),
Curtis Doo (Guitar)