Sinti Rhythm is an acoustic quartet that performs an exotic hybrid of hot jazz and Gypsy swing music of the kind played by Django Reinhardt, Le Quintette du Hot Club de France, and the Sinti Musicians of Europe. Blending seductive harmonies powered by string-based rhythms, the band's repertoire includes standards from The Great American Songbook, original compositions by Django, and selections from virtuoso Gypsy musicians like Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo Rosenberg, and Dorado Schmitt. Instrumentation consists of the traditional Gypsy rhythm section of two guitars and an upright bass, with clarinet, and occasionally includes violin, saxophone, and/or vocals.
Sinti Rhythm has performed throughout Massachusetss and the Northeast for many weddings and private functions, with appearances at the Brooklyn Djangology Festival, French Library and Cultural Center of Boston, Wayland Public Library, Gore Place Summer Concert Series, Sparrow Park Concert Series, shows at Toad, The Cantab Lounge, The Stork Club, Sherborn Inn, Boston Swing Central, Novartis Corporation, and a three-year residency at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. The group has been interviewed on radio stations WMBR FM Cambridge, and WBUR's "Here and Now" with Robin Young. We have recorded one EP, "Hot Jazz & Gypsy Swing," now out in distribution.
The ensemble has extensive experience planning and producing musical programs, is available for private functions, and corporate events with acoustic amplification for a perfect sound level, and is available in various instrumental combinations.