The Bonaventure Quartet

"What do you get when you combine the gypsy-jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt and the torchy-twangy mezzo delivery of Patsy Cline with a rowdy troupe of Romani-esque instrumentalists? The only correct answer would be the Bonaventure Quartet, an Atlanta-based confederation founded at the turn of the millennium by guitarist/composer Charles Williams."



Doug Deloach, Creative Loafing



Atlanta's unique acoustic group, the Bonaventure Quartet began as a trio of two guitars and bass obsessed with the gypsy swing music of French guitarist Django Reinhardt. But when Landslide recording artist Amy Pike joined the group, things began to change. Guitarist Charles Williams' original songs in the instrumental gypsy jazz style of Django with lyrics influenced by Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, combined with Amy Pike's silky Julie London-esque voice made for a unique sounding band. The Creative Loafing named their 2008 CD, The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour one of the ‘Best 100 Albums from Atlanta in the first decade of the new millennium’. Since the group's inception in 2000, they have played practically every venue and festival in Atlanta, opened for the likes of Dr. John and Asleep at the Wheel, been written up in books by Michael Dregni on gypsy jazz, profiled in national magazines and been featured on public radio. With another recording in the works, thus far they have recorded 4 CDs, Blue Rendezvous, Songs from Trattoria de Cellina, The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour and their latest, Lost and Found at the Clermont Lounge.

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