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Live Music – Gypsy Jazz with Dan Fellman, Ed Dunsavage, & Dennis Freese
April 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dan Fellman lives in Ashland and plays a wide range of jazz styles, including American jazz standards, Latin jazz, Flamenco fusion, and gypsy jazz: the music of Django Reinhart and the “Hot Club of France” of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Dan has played with a number of local bands and as a duo with Grant Ruiz, Ed Dunsavage, and Paul Turnipseed. The current duo with Ed Dunsavage focuses on gypsy jazz, swing, and Latin jazz.
Originally from the east coast, guitarist Ed Dunsavage has been performing regularly around the Pacific Northwest for 25 years. He plays regularly with his trio featuring drummer Chicken Hirsh and bassist Joe Cohoon and has shared the stage with many wonderful artists. He is Adjunct Professor of guitar studies at Southern Oregon University and also works as artistic director for the Siskiyou Music Project, a non-profit, arts and education organization based in Ashland, Oregon.
Dennis Freese is a multi-reed and flute instrumentalist, a singer, composer, and ethnomusicologist. He’s performed with many well known World Beat musicians from West Africa, Central and South America, Western Europe, and Asia.
He’s currently recording his six album (his third album of original music), and works regularly as a session musician playing many types of music on various winds. He has also performed in many theatre settings including (locally): The Camelot, The Cabaret, and in multiple OSF productions, as well as performing as a soloist at a number of senior home venues, giving presentations about the lives and music of the composing greats of the American Songbook (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, The Gershwins, etc). Dennis is also a school volunteer and private music instructor.