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Betty's Bounce Kicks Off Munroe Saturday Nights This Weekend

The performing arts series begins its third season on Saturday, Sep. 8, featuring a performance by the Lexington-based Betty’s Bounce.

The following was provided on behalf of the .

Betty’s Bounce, a local jazz trio performing the evocative, toe-tapping music known as ‘Gypsy Jazz,’ will kick off the third season of the Munroe Saturday Nights performing arts series in Lexington on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Based in Lexington, Betty’s Bounce performs music in the style of Django

Reinhardt, which originated in France in the 1930s. Reinhardt teamed with violinist Stéphane Grappelli to co-found the “Quintette du Hot Club de France,” whose music from the 1930’s and 40’s epitomized the genre. The repertoire of Betty’s Bounce includes classics from that period but also modern popular tunes played with a “gypsy” twist.

The Betty’s Bounce concert, which will be presented at the , at 1403 Massachusetts Ave., in Lexington, leads off the third Munroe Saturday Nights season, which will feature poetry, staged readings of one-act plays, medieval music, dance, poetry, and more. All Munroe Saturday Nights programs are free, with donations gratefully accepted.

The members of Betty’s Bounce, though not gypsies themselves, say that they enjoy the spirit of pure joy that gypsy jazz provides. Band members include Audie Bridges (guitar), Curtis Doo (guitar), and Zach Bridges (bass). 

Munroe Saturday Nights is a performing arts series for Lexington and the greater Boston community.

Seating for Munroe Saturday Nights performances is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.  For reservations or further information, email:  saturdays@munroecenter.org.  Please include the number in your party and plan to arrive by 7:10 PM to claim your reservation.  Parking is available in the lot at the rear of the building or on the street. 

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