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. |
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 the original Quintet of the Hot Club of France playing some Django Favorites.
WORKSHOP BEFORE CONCERT
Ultrafuax will conduct a workshop just before the show from 11:30-12:30. There is a separate $15 fee for the workshop.
ANYONE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP PLEASE BRING $15 CASH TO GIVE DIRECTLY TO ULTRAFAUX AT THE WORKSHOP.
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. *Though this workshop is conducted by and directed mostly to guitarists, other solo instrument players, violinists, clarinetists, mandolinists, etc., have attended and readily translated the ideas to their instrument.
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.
The Spring Street Gallery (View)
110 Spring Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|