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 band includes two explosive violins, the best slap bass player in the world, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, trombone, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, accordion and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, Flamenco, and originals, The Fishtank Ensemble is a not to be missed event for world music lovers. Ayala Zonnenschein, Havurah Program Director, says, “ This band mesmerizes the audience with their intoxicating music - a great show for the whole family!”
Fishtank Ensemble is creating the music that they feels needs to exist, and for an unlikely amalgam of instruments. What is it? No one, not even the musicians themselves, can put it into words, but they'll play it for you and you will swoon. From a dark and croony gypsy jazz song sung in Manouche to a flamenco attempted as never before on all instruments, to a wild Transylvanian gypsy anthem, and to a flamboyantly creative Serbian song taught by Kocani Orkestar to Fabrice when he worked in the traveling Italian circus all those years ago. Fishtank Ensemble never fails to thrill. Check out their music at www.fishtankensemble.com
. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest album..
The Fishtank Ensemble will be in concert Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 PM at the Havurah. Tickets are $15, $10 students and are available at the Music Coop, 1818 “A” St. in Ashland or online atwww.brownpapertickets.com. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland. Call 541-488-7716 for more info.