Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu

Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu

“CD Release for Eastern Hora”
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:30 PM – $20

Tickets available for cash at the door or you can purchase advance tickets through PayPal or if this option does not work for you just give us a call 6132-729-0693 or drop in during Alcorn Music Studios open hours.

 PayPal $20 + $1 credit card fee. GigSpace automatically receives notification of your payment and your name and payment information will be recorded for the event. On the night of the concert you just need to check in at the front desk when you arrive. We do not provide physical tickets, you can print the PayPal receipt for your records.

Enchanting and ornate – Oud player and vocalist Ismail Fencioglu is a true master of Turkish music. He’s a rare talent whose soaring vocals and fleet fingered oud playing conjure images of the Bosphorus at sunset and truly transport the listener to a different time and place.

Together with composer, pianist and harmonicist Jason Rosenblatt one of the world’s premier harmonica players, disciple of Howard Levy, and an innovative composer of new Jewish music, Shtreiml & Ismail present EASTERN HORA a program of compelling original music rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard rock sensibilities and dextrous improvisational know-how.

Joined by the rest of Shtreiml the group features Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault (drums) and Joel Kerr (bass).

The program which has been presented at concerts, festivals and venues in Canada, The U.S. and Europe has been labeled “explosive” (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and “exhilarating”(Rootsworld).

“This is innovative instrumental music which refuses to be pigeonholed by simple categorization, from a band that continues to impress.”
Alex Brown. Review of “Eastern Hora.” Rootsworld. January 28, 2014

“The music played by the Montreal-based collective can more succinctly be described as Turkish blues. The interplay between Ismail Fencioglu, an oud virtuoso from Istanbul, and harmonica player Jason Rosenblatt, wasn’t far removed from the partnership of the legendary Chicago blues duo of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells”
Timothy Finn. The Kansas City Star. February 23, 2014

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