‘Jelloslave’ quartet to perform in Little Falls

The quartet, “Jelloslave” will perform at the St. Francis Music Center Saturday, Feb. 16. Pictured are members of the group (from left): Michelle Kinney, cello; Greg Schutte, drums; Jacqueline Ultan, cello; and Gary Waryan, tablas.

The quartet, “Jelloslave” will perform at the St. Francis Music Center Saturday, Feb. 16. Pictured are members of the group (from left): Michelle Kinney, cello; Greg Schutte, drums; Jacqueline Ultan, cello; and Gary Waryan, tablas.

“Jelloslave,” the quartet of Jacqueline Ultan, Michelle Kinney, Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan, will perform at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Jelloslave, which originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Ultan and Kinney, has since become an established quartet with the addition of drummer Schutte and Gary Waryan, tablas.

Known for their dynamic improvisational performances, the foursome pours heart and soul into an eclectic original repertoire ranging from mesmerizing fusions of jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian rhythms, to surprising pop music interpretations. The band also performs the improvisational rock/jazz influenced compositions of Kinney and Ultan.

Jelloslave has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs, “Touch It” and “Purple Orange,” and the band has been a featured act at some of the Twin Cities most prominent festivals and venues, including Orchestra Hall, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Cedar Cultural Center, Mill City Museum, The Guthrie, Minnesota Public Radio, The Southern Theater, Northrop Summer Music Series. They are also frequent collaborators with theater and dance artists, and recently performed to a standing ovation at a Ted Talks in Long Beach, Calif.

For individual bios, streaming music, videos and additional tour dates throughout Minnesota, visit www.jelloslavemusic.com. For more information about the performance, call (320) 632-0637.

 

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