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Gypsy Jazz night with Barrio Manouche & Ultrafaux


La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave 94705 Berkeley United States
Barrio Manouche is back at La Peña Cultural Center. This time joined by the east coast gypsy jazz band Ultrafaux. Not to miss it..

Doors open 7:30
Ultrafaux 8pm
Barrio Manouche 9:30
Tickets in advance

Barrio Manouche..
Javier Jiménez's new acoustic adventure in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band's core members hail from Madrid, Quebec and Northern California, but they are frequently joined by artists from around the globe. The band's first EP "Detrás de la Sombra" is most easily classified as gypsy jazz, but is also deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions. From the swing of Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli, to the flamenco firepower of Paco de Lucía & Camarón, to the avant garde sounds of Ornette Coleman & John Coltrane... Barrio's sound is difficult to classify but instantly recognizable.

Baltimore band UltraFaux,
performs original acoustic music with Romani, Sinti, Manouche, Balkan, blues, be-bop, swing, funk and musette influences. The group is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass. Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging pulse and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. The band often includes the mesmerizing Alexis Tantau on vocals when performing songs from the French Jazz repertoire. Ultrafaux also serves as the core trio for a "Django Big Band" called Hot Club of Baltimore.