From jazz to gypsy at the Town Hall Theater

MIDDLEBURY - The L.A. Weekly calls them "one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet." Tackling everything from French hot jazz to Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy music, Fishtank Ensemble is an event not to be missed by world music lovers. The band plays Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 pm.

The band includes two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and jazz guitar, trombone, accordion, vocals, and a little banjolette. The vocals come in Romanian, French, Japanese and even English. It all comes together in an explosive mix of music.

"We had a huge hit last year with a group called Luminescent Orchestrii, who played a similar wild mix of music," says THT executive director Doug Anderson. "Fishtank Ensemble is in that vein-the music is absolutely irresistible. Spontaneous dancing is a given."

Tickets for Fishtank Ensemble at Town Hall Theater may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, by calling 382-9222, in person at the THT Box Office (Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.), or at the door if available.

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