Fret & Fiddle presents
SALENE and Fret & Fiddle
19 Oct in the Bar @ 7:30pm
Anticipated running time: 3 hours
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
One of the most glamorous and exciting Jazz Violinist's playing in the U.K today
Virtuoso Salene carries the Grappelli flame high, playing fiery Swing fiddle tunes, Jazz and the top hits of Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael along with Grappelli's own songs, she has worked as a professional freelance musician for over a decade. Salene was classically trained at Birmingham Conservatoire, she also trained in Baroque violin and has played with Classical ensembles such as CBSO, The English Symphony Orchestra, Longborough Festival Opera, Mid-Wales Opera and Orchestra da Camera.
Since leaving Music College she has established herself as a versatile non-classical violinist in addition to her other work and has performed extensively in the Jazz scene. She also plays Folk, Bluegrass and has worked with The Late Night Band, Pete Hartley, Ralph Allin and Julian Smith.
Salene - Violin, Vocals
Andy Bole - Guitar
Simon Smith - Double Bass
Salene and her swing trio Fret and Fiddle have performed at many concert halls and have shared stages with members of E.L.O, Eric Clapton, Gong, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, The Rosenbergs, they have played at corporate events for The National Portrait Gallery, The Chelsea Physic Gardens, Earls Court, Alternative Holidays - Sicily, The Nightingale Club - Birmingham, Barclays Bank, The I.C.C, Gardeners World for the B.B.C, Moda U.K, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, The N.E.C and have made appearances at The Exeter Summer Music Festival, The Birmingham International Jazz Festival. The Great British Beer Festival at Olympia and the Prestigious Gypsy Jazz Festival L'Esprit Manouche.
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