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AXON Orchestra Electronic

  • Corazón Performing Arts 125 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, California 90290 (map)

AXON ORCHESTRA ELECTRONIC: Violin Virtuoso Fabrice Martinez, Accordionist Dan Cantrell and Multifaceted Double Bass player Miles Jay, Percussionist Ian Jay and Percussionist Marco Peris collide to form the eclectic Axon Orchestra project with special guest BEATS ANTIQUE tribal fusion bellydancer extraordinaire PIXIE FORDTEARS.

$20 suggested donation and no one turned away.
To RSVP call/text Gio at 310-795-1373 or email gio@corazonperformingarts.com OR JUST SHOW UP!

FABRICE MARTINEZ, Violin Virtuoso

Between busking in a mule-drawn, handmade wagon across Europe performing Eastern European gypsy music to mixing world, jazz, and gypsy music in artistic haunts of Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that Fabrice You Martinez has spent his life absorbing the culture and music of every country he’s traveled through. This is why the Paris-born, L.A.-based artist is considered one of the most versatile and musically diverse violinists today


* MILES JAY ~ Multifaceted virtuoso Double Bass, Buzuk & Lyra

Miles Jay is a composer and instrument maker, and an active performer with many prominent artists around the world. Broad in range of his musical influences and communities, Miles has lived abroad for years absorbing styles from many traditions, and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, TED 2013 Long Beach, and the United Nations.

From 2005 to 2012, Miles lived in Egypt and Lebanon, performing and collaborating with many beloved artists of the region, including Youssou N’Dour, Ziad Rahbani, Naseer Shamma, Ross Daly, and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. During this time he co-founded and co-produced several ensembles and albums, as well as traveled extensively around the region for concerts in Dubai, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Oman, Algeria, Senegal, Syria, and Western Europe. Active in studios as well, Miles worked with composer Khaled Mouzannar as music consultant and instrumentalist on the score to Nadine Labaki’s latest film “Where do we go Now,” an official selection of both Sundance and Cannes. Throughout all of this valuable experience, Miles focused on re-imagining the bass’s role both as an accompanying instrumental and as a melodic lead, adapting a wide range of Arabic, Greek, and Turkish ornamentation to develop his own extended technique when playing with a bow.

DAN CANTRELL, Accordionist, Pianist, Saw player

Accordionist/pianist/saw player Dan Cantrell is an Emmy winning composer known for his innovative and energetic approach to documentary film and television scoring. He can be heard on albums from Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, the Toids, Beats Antique, as well as numerous self-produced albums. He was recently a featured soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, and has performed with the Oakland Symphony, Mike Marshall, members of the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, and Fishbone.

Dan composed music for three seasons of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack on Cartoon Network and received an Emmy Award for his scoring work on the PBS documentary Home Front.

Influenced by the music of Eastern Europe, Early American Jazz and modern alternative rock, His extensive scoring catalogue for film and television is described as "hauntingly beautiful…quirky and energetic" (SF Bay Guardian). Dan's music spans a wide range of emotion and style, rich with virtuosic performance, lush acoustic orchestrations, sonic textures resonant with sound design, and strikingly innovative melodic themes.

PIXIE FORDTEARS
Pixie is a tribal fusion bellydancer from the Bay Area. And a touring dancer with the band "Beats Antique" and the theatrical show "House of Tarot".

Earlier Event: February 11
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Later Event: February 16
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