Anat Cohen Quartet
With The Anat Cohen Tentet, woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen brings audiences an evocative and exciting experience centered around the clarinet. Both on stage and on Cohen’s release, Happy Song, the Tentet weaves a tapestry of sounds, freeing Cohen to explore the full range of the clarinet’s dynamics and demonstrate its vastly expressive character. As JazzTimes says, “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing – musically – with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus.” The Tentet’s repertoire draws on Anat’s diverse musical loves, from Brazilian music to African grooves, and from vintage swing to touching ballads. Above all, Happy Song is another synergistic collaboration between Anat and co-producer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari, who is her partner in Anzic Records and who has been a kindred spirit since their high school days in Israel. The Tentet looks forward to the release of a new album in 2019.
Baltimore-based band Ultrafaux is the brainchild of lead guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, one of the world's most prolific composers of music in the style of Gypsy Jazz. Ultrafaux, led by Harris, has performed his original music using various instrumentation at concert halls all over the world including Festival Django Reinhardt in France, Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival in England, Midwest Gypsy Swingfest, Django by the Sea, Django-A-Gogo, IMT Folk Series, Napa Valley Jazz Society, The Kennedy Center, and Charm City Bluegrass Festival to name a few.
Ultrafaux includes accordionist Dallas Vietty from Philadelphia, violinist Aaron Malone from DC, and vocalist Alexis Tantau for this very special performance at The Hamilton for DC Jazzfest on Friday June 7th.
Ultrafaux featuring Alexis Tantau
Michael Joseph Harris - guitar
Ethan Foote - bass
Dallas Vietty - accordion
Aaron Malone - violin
Alexis Tantau - vocals