SB ACOUSTIC PRESENTS: The Idiomatiques
CRAIG SHARMAT - GUITAR
....along with his monster guitar chops, Craig is a composer and producer whose early career included touring with Ronnie Laws and Randy Crawford before recording his own Billboard chart-topping hits.
GEORGE QUIRIN - GUITAR
....guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, collaborator, performer & teacher, George has performed around the world in addition to teaching, writing, movie scoring, recording, producing and performing as an accomplished flamenco guitarist.
KIM COLLINS - BASS
....nationally published vocal arranger, composer, player, singer and voiceover artist, Kim has spent his life in music both as a performer & educator from college level to elementary school. He is equally at home in an all-instrumental ensemble and an a cappella vocal group.
FRANK PETRILLI - ACCORDION
....known for his impeccable phrasing and smooth, fluid style. Frank has performed jazz accordion in Italy, Kyiv, Ukraine and at the Django Sur Lennon festival in Ireland and Djangofest Northwest.
"The Idiomatiques is a guarantee for a great night out when I go see them play live. Their musicianship is top notch. Their passion and pure enjoyment is evident in their performance and arrangements. A joy to listen to, and their sense of humor that comes through is the added bonus."
- Danny Lux, multi Emmy-nominated composer & musician
"Gypsy swing with an extra fling is the thing here with the team of Craig Sharmat, Frank Petrelli, Kim Collins and George Quirin, as they mix moments of Django Reinhardt with straight-ahead grooves. Bohemia from the Left Bank is in abundance with caravan-styled solos on a clever take of Thelonious Monk’s music on “Worry, You Needn’t-Maybe” and “C’est La Vie” with some Stephane Grappelli-invoke strings on “Waltz Happening.” Some fun vocals add to the frivolity, particularly on “Lady Be Good” and “Life Don’t Care,” with infectious pulses that will make you grab your partner, or at least your beret on “Big Blue Thing” and “Scooby Doo.” Hard to resist this album that is as light and tasty as an almond croissant."
- George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly