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Internationally recognized violinist Steve Gibons, a Chicago-based player active in many World
Music/Jazz ensembles leads the One-Day Silk Road Festival, an all-star evening of music
journeying through Arabic, Balkan, French Roma, and Celtic musical cultures. The concert
celebrates the musical threads held in common by these traditions and brings together a diverse
group of world-class performers who call Chicago home (plus a few special surprise visitors):

Featured Artists
Kathleen Keane, Irish penny whistle virtuoso, fiddler and chanteuse

Alfonso Ponticelli, world-renowned Gypsy Jazz guitarist

Gypsy Rhythm Project
Steve Gibons, violin
Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom (Romanian Gypsy musician playing the Eastern European hammered dulcimer.)
Tim Mulvenna, percussion
Dan Delorenzo, upright bass
Mike Allemana, jazz guitar

Bulbul Classical Arabic Ensemble
Rami Gabriel, oud (Middle Eastern lute)
Steve Gibons,
Tim Mulvenna
Dan Delorenzo

A pro jam session and after-show party follows the concert at the adjacent Act One Pub.

What they say:

"Something certainly different...always engrossing."
-- Neil Tesser, Chicago Jazz Examiner
"They bring the improvisational sophistication of jazz to Romanian and Bulgarian Gypsy music
without smoothing out its ragged edges."
-- Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader


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