Ultrafaux with Hot Club of Saratoga
Our friends, Ultrafaux, from Baltimore are coming through the area on their way home from the Django By The Sea Festival in Maine. They’re stopping by Saratoga to play some music, so we thought we’d share the fun!
An Afternoon of Original Gypsy Jazz
and Django Favorites
playing their original gypsy jazz
Hot Club of Saratoga/Ultrafaux Mashup
playing Django favorites
Sunday, October 7, 1:00pm
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs NY
Concert Tickets: $18.00 presale; $22.00 at the door if tickets remain.
Doors open at 12:30; show to begin approximately 1:00; general seating.
Workshop With Ultrafaux Before Concert: 11:30
Creating Your Own Solo Ideas
($15. ~ see details below)
Ultrafaux will play a first set of their original gypsy jazz. After a short break Hot Club of Saratoga members Chuck and Jonathan will join Ultrafaux recreating the 3 guitar configuration of Django Reinhardt's original Quintet of the Hot Club of France playing some Django favorites.
Ultrafaux is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass that has thrilled a wide variety of audiences from jazz festivals to concert halls & nightclubs since their first CD release in 2014. Lead guitarists Michael Joseph Harris and Sami Arefin trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The band often includes top guest artists from the gypsy jazz scene and recently performed at Festival Django Reinhardt in France as the highlight of a European tour that included Brad Brose, Deborah Lartilleux, Renaud Dardenne, Alexandre Tripodi, Lewis Dickenson, and Lisa Liu.
WORKSHOP BEFORE CONCERT (11:30-12:30)
Creating Your Own Solo Ideas: Various techniques and patterns to help you create your own solo ideas and ways to approach dominant chords resolving to major or minor keys in the context of gypsy jazz. Improvising using melodic, rhythmic motifs. Enjoying the spirit of fun in Django's method and learning ways to develop a stronger picking technique by using some typical patterns in the style.
Ultrafaux will conduct the workshop just before the show
There is a separate $15 fee for the workshop.
ANYONE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP
PLEASE BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT AND $15 CASH TO GIVE DIRECTLY TO ULTRAFAUX AT THE WORKSHOP.