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Fishtank Ensemble (Folk Gypsy Jazz)

Event Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 8:00pm
Fishtank Ensemble is a leading world music band from California, bringing their unique high energy and virtuosic stage show that blends a wide range of styles - Turkish, Romanian, Gypsy, French hot jazz, Balkan, Greek, and more. "You'll feel like you landed in a Gypsy camp, gathered around a crackling fire while otherworldly musicians pied piper you into signing away your soul. And you'll do it willingly because this is music to roast in hell for!" - Glen Starkey, New Times SLO (Feb 24, 2010) The LA Weekly calls them "cross pollinated gypsy music... one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet." Formed in 2005 and playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades, and even on the street, the gypsy jazz band includes two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, Flamenco, and oddball originals, the band is a not to be missed event for world music lovers...and everyone will love this intoxicating mix of music!! The dynamic, virtuosic, fiery and peripatetic quartet that comprises Fishtank Ensemble take their roots both from their own varied musical and national backgrounds, as well as from their adventures and travels. Whatever wild time you can expect from this band, it will never match their out of this world performance!!! Ticket Prices: $20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17 Child U12 $10)