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Betty's Bounce This Weekend in Wakefield

Band plays music in the 1930s French style of Django Reinhardt.

Betty's Bounce (Courtesy Photo)
Betty's Bounce (Courtesy Photo)

Betty’s Bounce will perform in Wakefield at Temple Emmanuel on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00.  Betty’s Bounce performs music in the style of Django Reinhardt, which originated in France in the 1930s. Reinhardt teamed with violinist Stéphane Grappelli to co-found the “Quintette of the Hot Club of France,” whose music from the 1930’s and 40’s epitomized the genre. The repertoire of Betty’s Bounce includes classics modern popular tunes played with a “gypsy” twist.  The trio features local musician Audie Bridges with his son Zack and Curtis Doo. 

Audie Bridges, guitar. A seasoned musician and guitar teacher for many years, currently teaches jazz, classical and blues guitar, specializing in theory, improvisation and arranging for solo guitar. As a practicing professional musician, Audie is a master of all styles of guitar. He has several recordings with his duo Tapper and Bridges.

Zach Bridges, bass. He’s the youngest and best looking member of the group, has been playing bass for ten years. He is now studying music at Salem State University. Besides, jazz, Zach also plays classical, folk & experimental music and gigs regularly in Boston & the North Shore.

Curtis Doo, guitar. Curtis is a returning musician, having taken a break from music for a long and fruitful career in technology. As a singer and keyboard player, he has been a member of the Tanglewood Festival chorus, performing under John Williams and Seiji Ozawa.

Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for those under 13. There is a chair lift to the Weizmann Social Hall on the second floor.

Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, 120 Chestnut St.  Wakefield

www.WakefieldTemple.org   781-245-1886

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