Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet!!!

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$20 adv/$25 door

Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door – advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138

Please join Dave Holodiloff and his Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet on Friday August 3rd 2018 at St. James Episcopal Church in Monterey, CA!

Who: Dave Holodiloff Gypsy Balkan Sextet
When: Friday August 3rd 2018
Where St. James Episcopal Church
What: Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet Concert!
Time: 7pm Concert – doors open @ 6:30pm
Address: 381 High St, Monterey, CA 93940

Venue Phone: (831) 375-8476

Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door – advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138
All are invited to attend what is sure to be a dynamic and intimate evening of quality acoustic entertainment by the Dave Holodiloff Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet at St. James Episcopal Church! Dave will be continuing the celebration of his latest 2018 release, “Balkan String Projekt”, with a full ensemble to bring the party. The evening’s repertoire will include Balkan Folk-Fusion in addition to some of Dave’s originals and some surprises;)
One night only! You won’t want to miss this special evening of acoustic string band Gypsy Balkan Fusion at it’s finest from Dave’s talented ensemble of musicians. Jump on a musical caravan and be taken away to the beautiful melodies of Romania, Serbia, Greece, Moldova, Turkey, Bulgaria, and beyond!
The all star band features violin prodigy Peter Mellinger, upright bassist Bill Sullivan, gypsy guitar wizard Lex Olsen, percussionist extraordinaire Steve Robertson, and multi-talented local favorite Michael Martinez on piano! Band leader, singer, and mandolinist Dave Holodiloff pulls the best musicians of the Central Coast together in a united vision to create amazing music in a style that is all his own!
About the 2018 “Balkan String Projekt” CD: The concept for the album came about after Dave befriended traveling guitar player Zac Misri on tour in the USA with his Balkan-Gypsy Jazz Band from Europe. After playing a few Balkan tunes together and feeling the incredible synergy between the strings of the guitar and mandolin, Dave quickly added bandmates Bill Sullivan (bass) and Peter Mellinger (violin) to the mix and the Balkan String Projekt was born! The evolution of the group for live performance has currently expanded to include Lex Olsen on guitar, Steve Robertson on percussion, and Michael Martinez on piano.
Going beyond the old world melodies and dance rhythms of Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, the album often blurs the lines between jazz, jam, and traditional Balkan folk. Furthermore, the common theme of stringed instruments playing the lead melodies and improvisational solos adds to the unique sonic landscape the group is able to create. Michael Martinez adds a new age classical jazz piano sound on select tracks, taking the arrangements to an alternate dimension.
Dave’s fresh take on songs of the old world will surprise and delight both fans of the mandolin and Traditional Balkan Folk music. Balkan folk dancers will love the diverse variety of Coceks, Geamparales, Ratchentitsas, Kopanitsas, Horas, and a host of other assymetrical rhythms to dance the night away to!
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Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door – advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138