Ogunquit Performing Arts

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1608
Ogunquit, ME 03907

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 




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Ogunquit Performing Arts

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 03907


Jason Anick’s Rhythm Future Quartet with Matt DeChamplain. “A Tribute to Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli”

Pianist Matt DeChamplain and violinist Jason Anick celebrate the release of their newest CD, paying tribute to jazz giants pianist Oscar Peterson and violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Ticket Information:  $25  On-line sales will be handled by Jonathans www.jonathansogunquit.com and may also be purchased at the door. Special dinner packages will be offered by Jonathan’s.  All ticket sales will accrue to the benefit of Ogunquit Performing Arts.

Pianist Matt DeChamplain and violinist Jason Anick celebrate the release of their newest CD, paying tribute to jazz giants pianist Oscar Peterson and violinist Stephane Grappelli.

OPA gratefully acknowledges Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, for graciously providing OPA with their wonderful stage and facilities for this special event, (due to the possibility that our home venue at the S. Judson Dunaway Center might not be available due to unforeseen circumstances).

Pianist Matt DeChamplain and violinist Jason Anick team up to celebrate the release of their newest CD, which pays tribute to jazz giants and frequent collaborators, pianist Oscar Peterson and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Rounding out the group for this special concert will be Max O’Rourke on Guitar and Eduardo Belo on bass.

Listen to Jason and Matt

Jason and Matt have each performed for Ogunquit Performing Arts (OPA) in Ogunquit for more than 10 years, having been invited back to perform here numerous times to ecstatic audiences. Their new collaboration and return to our community is much anticipated both by long-time fans and jazz afficionados, old and new.

Berklee College of Music Professor Jason Anick, has earned a reputation among string players as an imaginative improviser, versatile composer, and insightful educator. Growing up playing fiddle tunes with his family and classical music with local orchestras, he developed a passion for improvisation, which led him to study jazz and classical music at Hartt Conservatory. In 2008, Anick started what would be a 10-year stint touring and recording with Grammy award-winning guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson while still a senior at Hartt Conservatory.

As a band-leader, Anick has launched a variety of musical projects over the years, including the Gypsy Jazz group Rhythm Future Quartet, an Americana-inspired Acoustic Trio, and a contemporary jazz ensemble with pianist Jason Yeager. His string of recordings (Sleepless, Tipping Point, United, Travels, Rhythm Future Quartet and Friends) has earned him praise from Downbeat Magazine as a “Rising Star in the world of jazz violin,” and from the Boston Globe: “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.”

Sought after as a sideman, Anick has shared the stage from such diverse genres as well-known artists as Stevie Wonder, Guster, and the Jim Kweksin Jug Band. Fellow artist Regina Carter described him as “Equally gifted as a musician and composer.” And veteran Christian Howes lauds him with high praise “Jason is easily one of the best jazz violinists and mandolinists of his generation.”

He has performed around the world, from China to Japan, and across Europe, and in such renowned venues as the Montreal Jazz Festival, as well as such well-known regional jazz clubs as Scullers, Blue Note and the Regatta Bar.  His work has been featured on NPR and The Tonight Show.

Pianist Matt DeChamplain grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. During high school Matt attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts studying under Jimmy Greene and Dave Santoro. He obtained his bachelors degree from the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School in 2010 and graduated with his masters from the University of Toledo in Ohio in 2012.

Also sought after by such musical artists from diverse musical genres, Matt has performed with such well known artists as the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Jose Feliciano and has opened for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet. In his well-received solo album, Stride Bop, Matt sought to uniquely fuse the Harlem Slide tradition with bebop and hard bob, while integrating swing and blues elements. His work has earned him praise from colleagues and jazz publications, and may be best summed up by praise from the Hartford Jazz Society : “Matt DeChamplain plays with amazing dexterity and superb taste while conveying the history of jazz piano from ragtime and slide to modern.”

Matt has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, New York’s JVC Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and renowned regional jazz clubs such as the Regatta Bar, Smalls and Yoshi’s. In 2008, Matt was selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program where he engaged in a two-week intensive composition and performance workshop under the instruction of jazz luminaries Dr. Billy Taylor, Nathan Davis and Curtis Fuller culminating in three performances filmed live from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. That same year he was part of a group lead by bassist Nat Reeves that toured New Ross, Ireland. In 2010, Matt participated as a semifinalist in the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France.