Photo: Ryan Wilson
Photo: Gary Taylor
With a repertoire that runs the gamut from jazz to rock to folk, often within the same tune, STRETCH ORCHESTRA is one of the most musically adventurous groups around. Truly a band to look up to, JESSE STEWART, KEVIN BREIT, and MATT BRUBECK have taken their eclectic sound to national and international audiences, playing with the likes of Tom Waits, Norah Jones, the Dixie Chicks, k.d. lang, and Hugh Laurie, among others. And yes, they are all very, very tall – average height: 6’5”.
Contorting the violin into new traditions, violinist/composer JARON FREEMAN-FOX dances down the very fine line between the beautiful and the outrageous. With his fiery band THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING, Jaron fuses his fiddling roots with his study of Indian classical music and jazz, and redefines what the violin can do.