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About Jack Soref

Born and raised in Madison, WI, Jack has spent the last 20 years
living in New England, where he has been one of the pillars upon which the region's fairly substantial Jazz Manouche music scene rests.
As a teenager, Jack began studying the guitar with Madison-based Jazz Mandolinist and guitarist Sims Delaney-Pothoff. Jack became captivated by the music of Django Reinhardt after attending the International Django Reinhardt festival in Samois-sur-Seine France in 2002. After high school, he attended the Berklee College of Music, where Jack received his Bachelor’s degree in 2007. In 2011 Jack spent half of the year living in Paris France, where he could study the music of Django Reinhardt at its source. In 2013 Jack joined the group Ameranouche whom he toured and recorded with for the next five years. In 2018 Jack recorded an album of original music 'Rain on the Terrace'. He can currently be heard performing with many wonderful musicians from all over the Massachusetts music scene.

Jack has performed at jazz clubs, restaurants, concert halls, and festival stages all over the USA as well as internationally on stages in France, Canada, and Scotland. Jack is a mainstay of Django Festivals Django in June, where he has taught since 2009, and the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest, where he has performed as recently as 2023. The track "Dr. Soref" from Jack's album of original compositions, Rain on the Terrace, has been featured on the compilation album Django Festival 14 released by legendary record label Hot Club Records. Jack is the 2023 recipient of the Henry Mac Fund award.

He has performed in concert with Jazz Manouche luminaries like Joscho Stephan, Tim Kliphius, Gonzalo Bergara, Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, Adrien Moignard, Ben Powell, Aurélien Bouly, Henry Acker, Samuel Farthing, Max O'Rourke and Titi Bamberger.
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