Josie Quick and Tom Carleno founded the acoustic jazz group Perpetual Motion in 1989. Based around the sizzling jazz violin style of Josie Quick, this dynamic instrumental combo will take you on a musical journey that can range from bluegrass to swing to rock to Jean-Luc Ponty inspired jazz. Guitarist Tom Carleno pens much of their material in a style reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Bassist Blake Eberhard and drummer Rob Chamberlin complete the quartet. Josie's improvisational style is a combination of the influences from her classical and jazz training. Her formal music training began in the public school system, which led to positions with several community orchestras by the time she was in high school. Josie discovered her passion for jazz while studying at the University of Denver, where she received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance. Her earliest influnces were Darol Angor, Jean Luc-Ponty and Stephane Grappelli. Another strong influence Josie brings to Perpetual Motion is the interplay and sensitivity of chamber music. She is a founding member of the Frontera String Quartet. Josie is a private instructor in traditional and Suzuki violin. She is an instructor at the Swallow Hill Music Association, where she teaches violin improvisation and blues and bluegrass fiddle.