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MUSIC: Axon Orkestra: Fabrice Martinez, Miles Jay, Dusty Brough, with collaborating artists Mahesh Balasooriya and Eva Scow so get back to Corazón for a vibrant and charged night of gypsy, balkan, jazz, Romanian, live looping and BYOB allowed.

Axon Orkestra – Gypsy, Balkan, Jazz guests Mahesh Balasooriya and Eva Scow

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Date(s) - 11/10/2021
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Corazón Performing Arts


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BUY TICKETS – Mask required indoors. Enjoy dancing atmosphere and secret Corazón Performing Arts garden outdoor courtyard and spaces for social enjoyment… Opa!

Axon Orkestra: Violin virtuoso Fabrice Martinez, Miles Jay – double bassist, Dusty Brough – guitarist, with collaborating artists Mahesh Balasooriya – piano and Eva Scow – mandolin so get back to Corazón for a vibrant and charged night of gypsy, balkan, jazz, Romanian, live looping and BYOB allowed.

Will a winged and iridescent Seraphina grace the evening’s celebration on her stilts?

  • $30 bucks = full musician support and GTD sit down chair seating
  • $20 bucks = gratitude, standing/dancing/outdoor listening areas


  • Fabrice Martinez – violin virtuoso

Between busking in a mule-drawn, handmade wagon across Europe performing Eastern European gypsy music to mixing world, jazz, and gypsy music in artistic haunts of Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that Fabrice Martinez has spent his life absorbing the culture and music of every country he’s traveled through. This is why the Paris-born, L.A.-based artist is considered one of the most versatile and musically diverse violinists today.

Guitarist Dusty Brough brilliantly combines his roots in Flamenco with Jazz, Folk, Brazilian, Gypsy and Balkan music. As a composer, he integrates these eclectic influences with his unique approach to music and a “blatant disregard for genre boxes” (Joe Bendel, Epoch Times). Brough’s nylon-string guitar playing is marked by an unparalleled agile technique that supports a buoyant aesthetic. Dusty creates something truly remarkable by seamlessly blending lush harmonies, intricate rhythms and improvisation, with a fluidity, presence, and rhythm that can only be compared to the rolling waves of the ocean. www.dustybrough.com

  • Miles Jay – multi-faceted virtuoso double bass, buzuk, lyra

Miles Jay is a composer and instrument maker, and an active performer with many prominent artists around the world. Broad in range of his musical influences and communities, Miles has lived abroad for years absorbing styles from many traditions, and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, TED 2013 Long Beach, and the United Nations.

From 2005 to 2012, Miles lived in Egypt and Lebanon, performing and collaborating with many beloved artists of the region, including Youssou N’Dour, Ziad Rahbani, Naseer Shamma, Ross Daly, and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. During this time he co-founded and co-produced several ensembles and albums, as well as traveled extensively around the region for concerts in Dubai, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Oman, Algeria, Senegal, Syria, and Western Europe. Active in studios as well, Miles worked with composer Khaled Mouzannar as music consultant and instrumentalist on the score to Nadine Labaki’s latest film “Where do we go Now,” an official selection of both Sundance and Cannes. Throughout all of this valuable experience, Miles focused on re-imagining the bass’s role both as an accompanying instrumental and as a melodic lead, adapting a wide range of Arabic, Greek, and Turkish ornamentation to develop his own extended technique when playing with a bow.

Grammy Nominated Sri Lankan pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is an accomplished pianist, composer, and arranger, versatile in many genres of music. Mahesh was Engelbert Humperdinck’s Music Director. He directed music for the motion picture “Shards” and has performed with the late Natalie Cole, Grammy winning Stanley Clarke, and many more. Mahesh was nominated for a Grammy Award for the piece entitled “Cascades” under his direction of Patrick Williams. He also won the “Most Outstanding Rhythm Player” at the Monteray Jazz festival and was selected to tour in Japan with the All Star band. In 2002 he was selected as one of the only two pianists worldwide to the Henry Mancini Institute. He also received the Sri Lanka Foundation’s Exceptional Performance Award in 2008 for his achievements as an outstanding Pianist.

Prodigy Eva Scow is internationally recognized for her amazing talents on mandolin. Born in Fresno, California, to a Oaxacan mother and an American father. She began playing music at a young age, starting on the piano at age 4. Soon after, she began studying mandolin with Evo Bluestein and classical violin. The precision, clarity and quickness of her fingerpicking work is a sight to behold, but it is the unique blend of sounds she seems to effortlessly and spontaneously create that always makes the biggest impression.

Corazόn Performing Arts fosters creative expression through supporting the work of accomplished dancers, musicians, poets, artists, and those immersed in social justice and the transformation/healing arts.

IMAGE courtesy of Giovanna Brandi (Creative Commons)

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