Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandJazzAcoustic

Feel good music, simply put. Perpetual Motion’s violin and acoustic guitar ensemble performs with or without rhythm section. Shows include the gypsy jazz of Perpetual Swing and dynamic original music of Perpetual Motion. Energetic stage presence and great original pieces are perfect for anything.

Biography

Colorado’s very own Perpetual Motion is a unique group of artists of outstanding musicianship. Collectively, they live up to the band’s fluid and energetic name. Perpetual Motion simply moves...and makes you move, as well.

Violinist Josie Quick’s first jazz influence was the Quintette du Hot Club’s violinist Stephane Grappelli. That inspiration carries her improvisations to dizzying heights. Her energy and passion onstage embody the term ‘perpetual motion”.

Tom Carleno’s guitar mastery is evident with his winning First Place in the Song Door International Songwriting Competition.

Bass virtuoso Blake Eberhard expertly lays down the groove. His melodic style gives the band their finesse, and his solos are fantastic!

Rob Chamberlin’s proficiency at the drums is well known through his many years of playing with artists like Lannie Garrett and Tommy Bolin.

Always on the go, Perpetual Motion loves to explore different genres of music with the unique instrumentation of violin and acoustic guitar. Their award winning original music can be heard on their first four CD releases. They have been regulars on the festival circuit since 1990. They’ve appeared at City Park Jazz, Taste Of Colorado, Vail Arts Festival, to name just a few. They’re a favorite for corporate work, adding just the right amount of energy. Clients have included Colorado Rockies, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, DeVry University, Disney, Maytag, and Kodak.

In addition to their original music, Perpetual Motion brings you Perpetual Swing, an exciting show of gypsy and vintage swing jazz. Your toes will be tapping and your fingers will be snapping to favorites like Sweet Georgia Brown, Oh Lady Be Good, All of Me, Satin Doll, and Minor Swing, plus great original gypsy jazz tunes!

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, gypsy jazz is constantly attracting new fans while continuing to delight music lovers the world over. Gypsy Jazz is a wonderful blend of gypsy harmonies and melodic elements with a swing jazz feel.

Perpetual Motion can fit their instrumentation to your needs. Great for house concerts and other smaller venues, Perpetual Motion performs as a violin and guitar duo. Adding the bass or the full rhythm section pumps the energy even higher!

The first three audio files are quartet, trio, and duo versions of classic swing tunes. The fourth is an original in the style of Django, followed by our award winning original jazz.

Lyrics

Jakeob's Pond

Written By: Tom Carleno

Instrumental

Spring Fever

Written By: Tom Carleno and Josie Quick

Instrumental

Big Red Blues

Written By: Tom Carleno

Instrumental

Diver's Dream

Written By: Tom Carleno

Instrumental

Terminal Velocity

Written By: Tom Carelno and Josie Quick

Instrumental

Little Drummer Boy

Written By: Davis, Onorati, Simeone used by permission

Instrumental

Joy To The World

Written By: Handel

Instrumental

Silent Night

Written By: Gruber

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Dance of Two Souls

Written By: Josie Quick

Instrumental

Discography

Swing Set, 2009
String Theory, 2006
Christmas Time is Here, 2000
Surfing on Cloud Nine, 1997
Ready, Willing, and Able, 1993

"Child's Play" from Surfing on Cloud Nine won Best Instrumental in the 2010 Songdoor International Songwriting Competition.

"Spring Fever" from String Theory has been chosen for mvyradio.com presents Artist Listing on LocalMusiCafe

Five songs, "Spring Fever", "Diver's Dream", "Por Causa de Voce", "Terminal Velocity", and Double Expresso" were chosen for Acoustic Fuel Digital Compilation

"Joy To The World and "Christmas Time Is Here" were chosen for Crescent Holiday Compilation

"Double Expresso" from String Theory has been chosen for the te! Music Presents Jam OUTLOUD compilation CD.

Tom Carleno's composition "Por Causa de Voce" won Honorable Mention in the 2007 Unisong International Song Competition, jazz category

"Dos Besos" from 'the inner buddha project" has been used for a compilation for Hear Music (Starbuck's).

"Silent Night" and "Joy to the World" from Christmas Time is Here have been used on compilation CDs for Royce Music Distribution.

Set List

Perpetual Swing:
This is our gypsy/vintage jazz show.

Sweet Georgia Brown
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Oh, Lady Be Good
Minor Swing
All of Me
Satin Doll
Dinah
Swing Guitar
Nuages
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Djangology
My Serenade
I’ve Found a New Baby
Pennies From Heaven
Bye Bye Blackbird
Daphne
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Swing 42
A Foggy Day
As Time Goes By
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Take the A Train
Pent-up House
Makin' Whoopee

Acoustic World Jazz:

Spring Fever - contemporary jazz
Jakeob’s Pond - acoustic folk/jazz
Zero Gravity - fusion
Big Red Blues - R&B
Blind Man’s Bossa - latin jazz
Toes in the Sand - latin jazz
Diver’s Dream - island jazz
Nova - contemporary acoustic
Dreamcatcher - contemporary acoustic ballad
Dizzy Blond Blues - uptempo swing
Jungle Spirits - latin folk jazz
Unexpected Anticipation - swing
Terminal Velocity - fusion
Josie - our take on the Steely Dan classic
Pasion de la Luna - latin folk influenced jazz
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