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AXON ORCHESTRA: Eclectic Genre Bending Experience with Fabrice Martinez, Dusty Brough, Miles Jay & Julien Cantelm
December 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
AXON ORCHESTRA IS BACK! Electro-Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Original music! Opa!! WED DEC 12th, 9PM Creative forces collide with an Eclectic Off The Beaten Path musican mix: FABRICE MARTINEZ (violin), MILES JAY (bass), DUSTY BROUGH (guitar) and JULIEN CANTELM (percussion)
FABRICE MARTINEZ, VIOLIN VIRTUOSO
Between busking in a mule-drawn, handmade wagon across Europe performing Eastern European gypsy music to mixing world, jazz, and gypsy music in artistic haunts of Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that Fabrice Martinez has spent his life absorbing the culture and music of every country he’s traveled through. This is why the Paris-born, L.A.-based artist is considered one of the most versatile and musically diverse violinists today.
DUSTY BROUGH, GUITAR
Guitarist Dusty Brough brilliantly combines his roots in Flamenco with Jazz, Folk, Brazilian, Gypsy and Balkan music. As a composer, he integrates these eclectic influences with his unique approach to music and a “blatant disregard for genre boxes” (Joe Bendel, Epoch Times). Brough’s nylon-string guitar playing is marked by an unparalleled agile technique that supports a buoyant aesthetic. Dusty creates something truly remarkable by seamlessly blending lush harmonies, intricate rhythms and improvisation, with a fluidity, presence, and rhythm that can only be compared to the rolling waves of the ocean. www.dustybrough.com
* MILES JAY ~ MULTIFACETED VIRTUOSO DOUBLE BASS, BUZUK & LYRA
Miles Jay is a composer and instrument maker, and an active performer with many prominent artists around the world. Broad in range of his musical influences and communities, Miles has lived abroad for years absorbing styles from many traditions, and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, TED 2013 Long Beach, and the United Nations.
From 2005 to 2012, Miles lived in Egypt and Lebanon, performing and collaborating with many beloved artists of the region, including Youssou N’Dour, Ziad Rahbani, Naseer Shamma, Ross Daly, and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. During this time he co-founded and co-produced several ensembles and albums, as well as traveled extensively around the region for concerts in Dubai, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Oman, Algeria, Senegal, Syria, and Western Europe. Active in studios as well, Miles worked with composer Khaled Mouzannar as music consultant and instrumentalist on the score to Nadine Labaki’s latest film “Where do we go Now,” an official selection of both Sundance and Cannes. Throughout all of this valuable experience, Miles focused on re-imagining the bass’s role both as an accompanying instrumental and as a melodic lead, adapting a wide range of Arabic, Greek, and Turkish ornamentation to develop his own extended technique when playing with a bow.
Percussionist Julien Cantelm is highly sought after for his versatile and creative styles. Born into a musical family, Cantelm’s journey began at a young age, when he first picked up the violin before moving on to the drum set and acoustic guitar. Equally adept in jazz, brazilian, cuban, funk, rock and various other styles of music, Cantelm performs, records and works with numerous artists.
9PM $20 bucks suggested donation. Please support these great musicians with your generosity!! Beverages included in tix price.
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