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Ashkenaz - Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble
Date Wednesday October 05
Time 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location Details
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center - 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorCharmaine Millott
Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


GYPSY JAZZ FROM THE BALKANS - LACHE CERCEL AND THE ROMA SWING ENSEMBLE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA TOUR - SEPT. 28 – OCT. 5, 2011
Mill Valley, Mission/San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley

Since being invited to perform at the Mill Valley Djangofest, Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble will tour the San Francisco Bay area for the first time, Sept. 27 th. – Oct. 6th. Lache Cercel is a Romanian violinist virtuoso and composer that became one of Romania’s biggest stars and was awarded the Artist of the People Citation from the Romanian government, before immigrating to Canada. Since then, he specifically picked a group of elite musicians to help create and perform a gypsy jazz sound that is reminiscent of Stephen Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, but complimented with Lache’s personal brand of authentic traditional Roma flare. This world-renowned ensemble is known as the Roma Swing Ensemble, which represents the latest chapter in an important movement in Canadian World Music. They will be accompanied by guest artist Yelber (Ben) Alia, a phenomenal Albanian accordionist.

"On compilations like Transylvania and compositions like Romanian Rhapsody, Cercel’s violin whispered down the spine and seared the heart." - Mark Tunney, The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John NB

"Polished is also the word for Lache Cercel ... the Romanian violinist turned out an ...
impeccable, even flashy, program of Romani jazz"- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver BC

Biographies, audio, and video are at:

1. http://lachecercel.com/

2. http://worldmusiccentral.org/artists/artist_page.php?id=4449

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MqHQGuTKFk



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Media personnel can obtain free passes through the venues. Radio promotions are on KALW radio 91.7 FM and KKUP 91.5 FM radio. Watch for announcements on LinkedIn, Twitter, Jambase, Thrillcall, SoundCloud, Yelp, MySpace, Facebook, several San Francisco World Music discussion groups, and our website at: http://www.lachecercel.com

Tour and ticket information are as follows:

1. Sept. 28 – KALW radio 91.7 FM show at 9 p.m. with Devon Strolovitch

2. Sept. 30 – San Francisco Djangofest in Mill Valley
Where: 142 Throckmorton Theater - 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA.
Time: Doors 8p.m./ Show 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
For ticket information go to: http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com/tickets.php or
Call 415-383-9600

3. Oct. 2 – Performance with Petunia and the Vipers
Where: Starry Plough Pub and Nightclub – 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA.
Time: Doors 3 p.m./ Show 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
For ticket information go to: http://www.starryploughpub.com/eventscalendar/upcoming or call 510-841-2082

4. Oct. 3 – Performance with CB Brand and Petunia and the Vipers
Where: The Crepe Place Restaurant – 1134 – Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Time: 9 p.m.
For ticket information go to: http://thecrepeplace.com/events/ or call 831-429-6994

5. Oct. 4 – Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble
Where: Brick and Mortar Music Hall – 1710 – Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
For ticket information go to: http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/ or call 888-477-9288

6. Oct. 5 – Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble - Nada Lewis Opening
Where: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center – 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA.
Time: Doors 8 p.m./ Show 8:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
For ticket information go to: http://www.ashkenaz.com/html/tickets.html or call 866-468-3399

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Contact: Charmaine Millott, CEO of Lotus World Music and co-manager of Lache Cercel and
the Roma Swing Ensemble. Email: musicpal [at] shaw.ca or cmillott [at] gmail.com
Phone: 250-380-9317, in Victoria, B.C., Canada.







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