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Elana James

Elana James

Apr 7th 2018 @ Braeside Community Centre

Calgary, Canada
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About Elana James
Genres:
Jazz, Americana, Roots, Western Swing, Folk, Country, Alternative, Ameripolitan, Hot Jazz
Band Members:
“Elana James' throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive.”, -Jon Pareles, New York Times...............“[James’s] inventive violin style can still conjure up the unique image of Bob Wills strolling through Tin Pan Alley.” -Sean Daly, JazzTimes...............“James takes her inspiration from former Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble, but her playing also offers a nod to the red-hot stylings of jazz violin pioneer Stuff Smith.” -Greg Cahill, allthingsstrings.com..............., “A welcome, raw, chromatically-fueled intensity” -New York Music Daily (2014)..............."James handles vintage songs with great assurance. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Exactly Like You" are all delivered without a hint of tiresome post-modern irony." -Clive Davis, The Times (London)..............."A beautiful voice, a fantastic musician, with the heart and soul of an angel." -Willie Nelson...............“An infectious combination of verbal wit and instrumental guile.” -NPR
Hometown:
Prairie Village, KS

"Her fiddle...evokes memories of the wizardry of Stephane Grappelli and the magic of Johnny Gimble....Special, original, and a true treasure. Listen." -Fred Foster, Produ...
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Saturday, April 7th, 2018
7:00 PM
Braeside Community Centre
Calgary, Canada
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About Elana James
Genres:
Jazz, Americana, Roots, Western Swing, Folk, Country, Alternative, Ameripolitan, Hot Jazz
Band Members:
“Elana James' throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive.”, -Jon Pareles, New York Times...............“[James’s] inventive violin style can still conjure up the unique image of Bob Wills strolling through Tin Pan Alley.” -Sean Daly, JazzTimes...............“James takes her inspiration from former Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble, but her playing also offers a nod to the red-hot stylings of jazz violin pioneer Stuff Smith.” -Greg Cahill, allthingsstrings.com..............., “A welcome, raw, chromatically-fueled intensity” -New York Music Daily (2014)..............."James handles vintage songs with great assurance. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Exactly Like You" are all delivered without a hint of tiresome post-modern irony." -Clive Davis, The Times (London)..............."A beautiful voice, a fantastic musician, with the heart and soul of an angel." -Willie Nelson...............“An infectious combination of verbal wit and instrumental guile.” -NPR
Hometown:
Prairie Village, KS

"Her fiddle...evokes memories of the wizardry of Stephane Grappelli and the magic of Johnny Gimble....Special, original, and a true treasure. Listen." -Fred Foster, Produ...
Read More
Fan Live Reviews
November 9th 2017
Fantastic concert