Premier Gypsy-Jazz Group to Perform at MJCCA Jan. 25

Premier Gypsy-Jazz Group to Perform at MJCCA Jan. 25

The Bonaventure Quartet, One of America’s Premiere Gypsy-Jazz Groups, Will Perform Jan. 25, 2015 Photo Courtesy of The Bonaventure Quartet

Special for the AJT

The MJCCA is thrilled to announce that on January 25, 2015, the Bonaventure Quartet, one of the premier gypsy-jazz groups in America, will perform at the MJCCA, continuing the MJCCA’s 2014-15 Jazz at the JCC series. The Jan. 25 concert will be held at the MJCCA’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ticket Prices: $10 – $15. For information, visit, or call 678.812.4002.

Shane Harrison of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution raves, “With the sultry, silky voice of former Lost Continentals front-woman Amy Pike
and the gypsy-jazz flavored guitar of Charles Williams, Bonaventure is a marvelous melting pot.”

The Bonaventure Quartet began as an acoustic trio obsessed with the music of Django Reinhardt. But when Charles Williams began writing songs in the gypsy jazz style of Django, mixed in with contemporary influences like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, the band began to have it’s own unique flavor. Creative Loafing named their CD, The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour “…one of the ‘Best 100 Albums from Atlanta in the first decade of the new millennium’”.


The Bonaventure Quartet has been performing around Atlanta since 2000 and has recorded four CDs in all: Blue Rendezvous, Songs from Trattoria de Cellina, The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour and their latest, Lost and Found at the Clermont Lounge. In concert, the lineup ranges from four players all the way up to nine. For this performance, the Quartet will feature Amy Pike on vocals, Charles Williams and Dan Coy on guitars, Don Erdman on clarinet and sax, Mark Bynum on bass and Gabe Grantiz on accordion.

“It never, ever, gets old hearing a band play music like The Bonaventure Quartet does on The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour. The band’s blend of western swing and old time jazz played through a southern filter jumps in your pocket and puts a high-dollar sprint in your step. Like Christabel and the Jons or Miss Tess, The Bonaventure Quartet brings the unmistakable music of jazz clubs and cabarets of ages past beautifully to the present and in an unsullied light.” – Ben Tucker, Southeastern Performer Magazine.

Purchase Tickets to the Jan. 25th Concert: 678.812.4002, or visit

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