Time: May 5, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Havurah
Street: 185 N. Mountain Ave.
City/Town: Ashland, Oregon USA
Website or Map: http://www.havurahshirhadash.…
Event Type: live, concert, -, all, ages
Organized By: Havurah Shir Hadash
Latest Activity: May 5, 2011
USA Today writes, “Fresh and flirty, clever and quirky, Fishtank Ensemble’s newest album, Woman In Sin, is a veritable boatload of fabulous.”
The LA Weekly calls them “cross pollinated gypsy music….one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet.”
Robert Marcus of blogcritics.org writes, “The lead singer, Ursula Knudson, used to sing opera; violinist Fabrice Martinez is from Paris and studied with gypsy violinists across Europe; guitarist Doug Smolens used to hang out with Billy Idol and Slash before becoming hooked on flamenco and running off to Spain to learn from masters in the caves around Granada; while Djordje Stijepovic started playing bass with local Romany bands in Serbia when he was 13 until moving to the US where he joined a band with Lemmy from Motorhead and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats. From small mountain villages in the Balkans to the urban sharpness of a hot jazz spot, The Fishtank Ensemble will take you on a musical odyssey that will leave your head spinning and your heart soaring.”
Formed in 2005 and 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, “ What an amazing musical opportunity for the whole family – a treat to hear and fascinating to behold. Music lovers of all ages will be enthralled by Fishtank Ensemble.” Listen to samples of their music at www.fishtankensemble.com.
The Fishtank Ensemble will be in concert Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at the Havurah. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door, $10 students, children under 12 are free, and are available at the Music Coop, 268 East Main St. in Ashland or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland. Call 541-488-7716 for more info.