Barking Legs Welcomes Ultrafaux Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Ultrafaux
Ultrafaux

Ultrafaux will perform at Barking Legs Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of the show and available here.  

Review for Ultrafaux:

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 and 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. 

Lead guitarist and composer Michael Joseph Harris made the front page of The Baltimore Sun Weekend section in 2016 and was named one of the top 10 artists in Baltimore by Baltimore Style Magazine that same year. He has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Django By The Sea, Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival, Charm City Django Jazz Festival, The French Embassy, IMT Folk Series, Napa Valley Jazz Society, Django-A-Gogo, and they have toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Ultrafaux has been featured live on WPFW, WTMD, WDVX, KPIG, KVMR, WRNR, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Fox News Knoxville, and CBS News Baltimore. Michael was the first guitarist in this genre to ever be interviewed multiple times on WTMD, a popular Indie Rock-oriented radio station in Baltimore, Maryland.

The members of Ultrafaux serve as the core trio for Hot Club of Baltimore, a band specializing in the repertoire of Django Reinhardt which often features Alexis Tantau on vocals and a wide array of top jazz musicians. Hot Club was honored to be chosen to perform at the 1st Annual Baltimore Jazzfest in 2016. Harris is artistic director and founder of the Charm City Django Jazz Festival held annually in Baltimore City at the Creative Alliance.



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