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Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

2018 Riverfront Concert Series: Ultrafaux


Date: 6:30pm EDT July 12

Original gypsy jazz inspired by Django Reinhardt, featuring Michael Joseph Harris, with special guest Danny Nicely.

UltraFaux is a gypsy jazz ensemble influenced by jazz Manouche, be-bop, Balkan gypsy music, swing, funk, blues, and French musette. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass - Michael Joseph Harris, Sami Arefin, and Zach Serleth. Also featuring acclaimed special guest mandolinist Danny Nicely!

Starr Center program manager and Riverfront Concert Series host Michael Buckley will provide brief commentary and some cultural context at each performance. A 20-year veteran of the music world, Buckley’s eclectic weekly radio program, Sunday mornings from 7-10 am on Annapolis-based WRNR, 103.1 FM (streaming live at wrnr.com), includes the popular interview series “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay.”

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Custom House lawn, 101 South Water Street, Chestertown.  The concerts are free—and so are the lemonade and cookies. Bring your own picnic, blankets and chairs and enjoy a magical musical evening with friends, family, and neighbors on the shores of the Chester River. For more information, visit starrcenter.washcoll.edu or contact Michael Buckley, 410-810-7156.

Additional support for the 2016 Riverfront Concert Series provided by Yerkes Construction, the Washington College Student Events Board (SEB), and the Kent County Arts Council.