7pm doors, 8pm show
Two mates, 24 strings, 2,000 km, and 25 concerts of Scandinavian explorations, Siberian extrapolations, Balkan exacerbations, and Carnatic interpolations!
Souls bared, secrets shared, and ways fared. (12 string guitar + 12 string horse-head violin.)
Limitlessly creative and playful, Jaron Freeman-Fox’s intricate violin compositions dance a line between the beautiful and the absurd, continually redefining what the violin is capable of, Jaron Freeman-Fox has fused his folk fiddling roots with a study of jazz and Indian classical music. At age 14, he began an apprenticeship with legendary Canadian fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer, which lasted until Shroer’s death in 2008. Jaron has been playing his mentor’s custom 5-string violin since.
Australian festival audiences know Freeman-Fox from his ecstatic live shows here with his band The Opposite of Everything (Blue Mountains Music Festival, Woodford, Cygnet, Illawarra and Fairbridge Folk Festivals). He returns to Australia with his Swedish comrade, Simon Nyberg. Hear this dynamic duo, before they disappear again.
“Willfully eclectic and archly eccentric…. Guaranteed to enrapture.” : fRoots magazine .
For Gypsies music is religion and music comes from their religion. Music comes from the soul and so whether we are in Paris or Bucharest or playing Swing or Bolero, the soul of the music tastes the same. Tinel Dragoi is from Romania; Rom Gypsy Father, Romanian Jewish Mother. Violin was his only option in life.
Jose lives his professional life on the streets of Sydney, Gypsy Style, playing on every street corner. The combination is like an electrical storm in the Bohemian mountains.