Ultrafaux

Ultrafaux - Original Gypsy Jazz

Baltimore based UltraFaux performs original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues, and musette influences. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass. Guitarists Michael Joseph Harris and Sami Arefin trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging pulse and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. The musicians of Ultrafaux also serve as the core trio of Hot Club of Baltimore, a larger ensemble which features vocalist Alexis Tantau, specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt and early French Jazz.

Ultrafaux's original song, Latcho Dromo was recently chosen by acclaimed producer of Hot Club Records, Jon Larsen to be featured on Django Festival #9, an international compilation of gypsy jazz music. Ultrafaux has been featured on WPFW, WTMD, WDVX Blue Plate Special, CBS News, in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Style Magazine, to name a few. They have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Charm City Django Jazz Festival, Creative Alliance, IMT Folk Series, and were recently chosen to perform at Django By The Sea in Maine, and the Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival in Madison Wisconsin.

”We sometimes forget that jazz was first and foremost a people's music meant for dancing and socializing. One evening with Ultrafaux demonstrates why jazz has been so irresistible to listeners all over the world.” — Ken Avis, BJA

“Ultrafaux's original compositions compare favorably to classic Hot Club tunes. They update the tradition and bring the swing into the 21st century.” — Paul Hartman, Detour, WTMD

“Ultrafaux breathes new life into jazz, while holding onto the sense of nostalgia that makes this genre so timeless and appealing in the first place. This is music you didn’t know you were missing, and it’s wonderful to hear it anew.” — Sam Sessa, Hit Parade, WTMD

“These musicians can handle the complexities and breakneck speeds of Roma swing, but what makes Ultrafaux really special is that they play original music

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Ultrafaux, Jason Anick
Barking Legs Theater
Chattanooga, TN

Discography

       Deuxième

Deuxième

Self Produced
2015

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Ultra Faux

Ultra Faux

Self Produced
2014

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Deuxième

Deuxième

Self Produced
0

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Zazzous Swing

Zazzous Swing

Ultrafaux
Deuxième

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