Upcoming Shows


Tuesday, July 24
The Village at Brookline as part of Brookline Music School Outreach Concert Series


Thursday, August 9 , 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Growing Center in Sommerville, MA
http://www.thegrowingcenter.org/summersongseries


Sunday, August 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brunch at Trail's End Cafe
97 Lowell Rd. Concord MA


Tuesday, September 11, 7:30-8:30 pm

The Overlook in Charlton, MA


Sunday, September 16, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brunch at Trail's End Cafe
97 Lowell Rd. Concord MA


Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 - 10:00 pm

(doors will open at 7:00 pm)

Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton, MA

produced by Fugitive Productions

www.fugitiveproductions.com


Tuesday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 pm

Briarwood Retirement Community, Worcester, MA

440 is:

Tomoko Iwamoto, violin

Mark Chenevert, clarinet

Jack Soref, guitar

Sven Larson, bass

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440 - Gypsy Jazz

Contact

Email: gypsyjazz440@outlook.com

facebook.com/440jazz

Toe-tapping Snappy Hot Jazz

Here is what people say about the CD...


The blend you achieve with the clarinet is extraordinary. Your CD is very musical and very precise. Intonation is flawless. You must be very proud of your music.   — Christopher Baird


I listened to your CD on the way home. I love it!  It cheers me up.   — Kathy Larsen


Reminds me of music from Woody Allen’s film. This is the music I like and you guys executed very well. I want two more as presents for my friends!   — John Kloubcher


I just wanted to compliment you on your beautiful CD. I love all the music, but the pieces that you wrote yourself -- "Why Why" and "Reflections" -- are extraordinary! The passion and musicianship of your pieces remind me of the great Cuban music in Calle 54. It's a real treat this time of year with the chill in the air outside to have something warm and beautiful to listen to inside! Many thanks,   — Mary Beth Hagen


I listened to the CD yesterday, and I found it very enjoyable. I didn't grow up with 'gypsy jazz,' and in fact have scarcely been exposed to the idiom. I do remember a Stephane Grappelli duet with Paul Simon (called "Hobo's Blues," if memory serves) on an early Simon & Garfunkel album. I've always loved that tune -- the joy of the playing is so palpable. The same is true of your album, where all the tunes are played with great joy and brio. I know that your covers are 'standards' of the genre, but I was rather more excited to hear the original compositions. After all, the jazz classics are already out in the world, but this will be the first time people will get to hear your music.   — Bruce Sesnovich


As a Grappelli/Reinhardt fan, I can vouch for/heartily recommend this CD. Excellent music and I believe Tomoko's playing compares very favorably with Stephane's. The original compositions are especially nice.   — Dino LaChiusa

Sven Larson came to Boston in 1995 and began studying with bass virtuoso Steve Neil. Sven continued to learn, perform, and record in many genres, while becoming an in demand bassist on the local jazz and blues scene. He has also studied different styles of music, including Hindustani Classical music and West African Drumming. Sven has played on many bandstands across the US, Canada and Europe including Symphony Hall, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and King Biscuit Festival to name just a few. He has performed with Toni Lynn Washington, Charles Neville, Michelle Willson, Roses Pawn Shop, Albert Cummings, Nicole Nelson, and others.

CD "Why Why"
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Past Shows

July 21, 2018
Private party in Brookline MA


July 8, 2018
Brunch at Trail's End Cafe


June 17, 2018
Father's Day Brunch at Trail's End Cafe


June 10, 2018
Brookline Village Fair, Brookline MA


May 29, 2018
The Overlook, Charlton MA


May 18, 2018

House concert, CD release party & jam, Jamaica Plain, MA


May 14, 2018
Lifetime Learning at Temple Shalom, Newton MA


May 13, 2018
Mother's Day Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


May 12, 2018
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living, Framingham MA

May 10, 2018
Annual Benefit for Primary Source


April 30,2018

Reception for Brian Collins at MassArt, Boston MA


April 22, 2018
Concert at Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain MA


April 19, 2018
Aeronaut Brewing Company, Somerville MA


April 8, 2018
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


March 11, 2018
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


February 18, 2018

Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


February 13, 2018

Concert at The Overlook, Charlton MA


February 10, 2018
Private function


January 20, 2018
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline


January 14, 2018

Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


January 7, 2018
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA


January 5, 2018
Outreach Concert at NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham MA


December 14, 2017
CD release party at Third Life Studio, Sommerville MA

December 10, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 9, 2017
Spring House in Boston


December 7, 2017
Private event in Boston


November 26, 2017
Concert at Loring-Greenough House


November 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


October 27, 2017

Private event in Boston


October 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


September 24, 2017
Newtonville Village Day & Jazz Festival


September 10, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


August 13, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


July 9, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


June 11, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


May 14, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


April 9, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


March 26, 3:00 pm
Sunday Concert Series at Loring-Greenough House


March 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


February 12, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


January 8, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 31, 2016
New Year Eve Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 15, 2016
Private holiday event, Boston MA

December 11, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

December 10, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Spring House, Boston MA


December 1, 2016
Private holiday event, Boston MA

November 13, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

October 15, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline MA

October 9, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

September 11, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

August 14, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

July 10, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

June 19, 2016
Father's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

June 5, 2016
Private event, Concord MA

May 8, 2016
Mother's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

April 10, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA
With Claire Dickson, vocal

March 12, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Spring House, Boston MA

March 13, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA
With Michael Harrist, bass

February 14, 2016
Valentine's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

January 23, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline MA

January 1, 2016
New Year Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

December 10, 2015
Private holiday event, Boston MA

December 3, 2015
Private holiday event, Boston MA

November 21, 2015
Outreach Concert Series at Laselle Village, Newton MA

October 11, 2015
Afternoon Concert Series at Newton Free Library, Newton MA

CD "Why Why" is available via CdBaby

Jack Soref, graduate of Berklee College of Music,  became captivated by the music of Django Reinhardt after attending the International Django Reinhardt festival in Samois-sur-Seine France in 2002. Jack spent half a year living in Paris France in 2011, where he jammed with the legendary guitarist Boulou Ferré and violinist Florin Niculescu. Jack can be seen regularly in the greater Boston area playing Django's music, with a myriad of local musicians. Out in the wider world, he has performed as an accompanist for Jazz Manouche luminaries like Joscho Stephan, Tim Kliphius, Gonzalo Bergara, Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, Adrien Moignard, Ben Powell, Aurélien Bouly, and Titi Bamberger.

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  • C'est Si Bon1:15
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  • Waltz For You1:14

Tomoko Iwamoto, a leader of 440,  has been in Boston jazz scene for more than 25 years. Being a "jazzy" violinist, with a strong background as a classical violinist, she expanded her repertoire in jazz, rock, pop to world music, while studying Jazz Composition and Arranging at Berklee College of Music. She has played with Hypnotic Clambake and A La Modal, and currently a member and composer/arranger of J-Way (jazz string quartet) and Axis Electric Strings (Top 40 songs). She provided arrangements and performed as a soloist with Mood Swings Orchestra (jazz big band), and wrote many grade school level arrangements for Newton All-City Orchestra.

Mark Chenevert has been playing clarinet and tenor sax in the Boston area for some forty years now,  working with various projects including Limbo Race ( 1982 WBCN Rumble winners ) , Willie Alexander , and Hypnotic Clambake. Currently , besides 440 , he works with the Hot Tamale Brass Band , David Champagne , Bertrand Laurence and others . You can find out more by visiting his website: www.markchenevert.com . 


Tomoko, the Jazzy Violinist

440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane  Grappelli with danceable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter,  George Gershwin & Benny Goodman as well as originals by the band.   Their toe-tapping, snappy, hot jazz, swinging style is a delight to experience.