Jelloslave to perform at Free Range Film Barn“Jelloslave,” a band from the Twin Cities area, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Free Range Film Barn, 909 County Road 4, Wrenshall.
“Jelloslave,” a band from the Twin Cities area, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Free Range Film Barn, 909 County Road 4, Wrenshall. The group received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant to take their crew on the road this summer and the barn seemed like a perfect summer venue, according to Jacquline Ultan, lead cellist for the band.
“We are all about new music that crosses cultures, so the barn setting fit really well into that playful nature of our music,” she said.
Jelloslave, which originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney, has since become an established quartet with the addition of drummer Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan on tablas. Known for their dynamic improvisational compositions, 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. Jelloslave’s two critically acclaimed CDs, “Touch It,” released in 2006, and “Purple Orange,” released in April 2010, feature original compositions by Kinney and Ultan, as well as arrangements of compositions by other artists such as Leonard Cohen and Astor Piazolla.
Jelloslave has been a featured act at some of the Twin Cities’ most prominent festivals and venues, including St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass and Sur Seine festivals, The Northrop Summer Music Series, Macy’s Day of Music, Mill City Live Summer Concert Series, Walker Art Center, Cedar Cultural Center, Southern Theater, and many more.
For ticket information, contact Anne Dugan at 218-310-4703.