Village Road Trio
Salon at the Hotel Rex
Alisa Rose, violin
Rob Reich, accordion
Daniel Fabricant, bass
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6:30pm
About This Performance
Though rooted in classical and jazz traditions, the musicians of the Village Road Trio take the folk elements of their instrument combination to lively embrace of everything from old-timey bluegrass music, gypsy tunes, swing tunes and rags, Dvořák and Bartók melodies, as well as originals that defy genre.
The Village Road Trio reimagines classical music with their folkloric instrumentation for a program of spirited and expressive sounds. From American bluegrass and swing, to Romanian tunes and favorite classical melodies, the trio takes on an extensive range of styles.
Bassist Daniel Fabricant grew up in Ashland, Oregon, where he began playing guitar and trumpet in grade school. Since moving to the Bay Area ten years ago and transitioning to double bass, he has performed as a freelance sideman for numerous national acts. Locally, he is a member of the SF Weekly “Best Jazz Band” award-winning Nice Guy Trio, Los Boleros, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, and other classical chamber groups, orchestras, and dance bands. He has worked various theater companies as well as in high school and university musical theater productions.
Rob Reich grew up in Long Island, New York studying piano from age three. After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument. Whether it’s composing art songs based on the poetry of E. E. Cummings with Tin Hat, writing circus music for Circus Bella, or pioneering new jazz repertoire for accordion with the Rob Reich Trio, his music combines strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation.
Fiddler and violinist, composer and improviser, Alisa Rose easily navigates between many musical styles. With roots in classical music as well as American traditional music, she attracts attention with her expressive lyrical voice on the violin. Alisa is a member of the Real Vocal String Quartet, Supermule, and the Club Foot Orchestra. From 2008 to 2012, she was a member of Quartet San Francisco; their record QSF Plays Brubeck was nominated for a Grammy in 2009, for which Alisa was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.