2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee Ozere takes inspiration from classical string quartets and world folk bands. With its unique instrumentation – violin, cello, mandolin, bass and occasional vocals – it can do both at once. Fiddler Jessica Deutsch’s compositions bridge her upbringing as a chamber musician and her experience playing many styles as a sidewoman, including Balkan, Celtic and Afro Cuban. This music takes you on a journey, from solemn suites inspired by the Middle East to knee-slapping reels that emit all the joy of an Irish pub session. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for Ozere; they’ll be at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, and touring in the U.S. and Canada over the summer.
Monday, May 15, Next Generation Theatre in Brewer, ME Reservations are highly suggested, as space is limited. Call 207-947-5205.
“Very delicate – rather lovely.” – BBC Radio Scotland
“[Finding Anyplace] is a really nice record!” -BBC Radio Liverpool
“Ozere [does] a stellar job of bringing together folk, roots and classical music.” – Errol Nazareth, CBC
“Ozere’s rich instrumental tone, interesting rhythms and inspired compositions create a music that feels profoundly comfortable and yet also very fresh and different.” – The Whole Note
“[Jessica Deutsch’s] fiddle playing has a satisfyingly muscular tone to it.” – Songlines
“Good harmony singing and tasty mandolin.” – fRoots
- Jessica Deutsch – violin/vocals
- Ben Plotnick – mandolin/guitar/backing vocals
- Kaitlyn Raitz – cello/backing vocals
- Bret Higgins – upright bass