The Bonaventure Quartet
Sunday, March 24 @ 3:00 pm
The Bonaventure Quartet is an eight-piece, Atlanta-based ensemble that combines the vintage sounds of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, and traditional Jazz to create a unique and infectious sound. Their music is filled with soulful melodies, intricate rhythms, and mind-blowing improvisations that will transport you to a bygone era of Swing and Jazz. Their performances are energetic and full of surprises, with each member of the band showcasing their virtuosity and musicianship in their own way.
Charles Williams is an Atlanta native and was the original guitarist in legendary Atlanta artist Col. Bruce Hampton’s Aquarium Rescue Unit. He contributed songs to their Capricorn CDs, two of which were added to Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” band’s repertoire. Charles has performed with Grammy® winning guitarist composer Stephane Wrembel, (Midnight in Paris), and recorded and performed with Caroline Herring. He wrote all the songs for Bernadette Seacrest’s “The Dirty South Sessions” and toured France twice in support of the CD. He has also played on national commercials such as Coca Cola and TBS, toured with Dennis Edwards of the Temptations, the Platters, and other groups. He teaches guitar at Atlanta’s Maple Street Guitars. Amy Pike, originally of Florida, has won more Best of Atlanta awards than she can count. In the late 90s, she fronted the Lost Continentals and toured the USA opening for Tony Bennett and Brian Setzer. She is a songwriter also, having penned half of the tunes on ‘Moonshine and Martinis’ the Lost Continentals’ Landslide Records debut.
Marla Feeney, from St. Lous, is a multi-instrumentalist treasure of Atlanta. She performs with practically everyone in Atlanta from the Alliance Theater to the Atlanta Pops to Joe Gransden’s Big Band and studios all over town.