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James Hill grew up playing folk, jazz, and blues on his ukulele; Anne Janelle played only classical music on her cello. But the duo’s differences are their greatest performance assets. The uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes and the cello long, bowed notes. The uke – all about strumming. The cello – all about melody. “We’re like a pair of dancers who can’t step on each other’s feet,” says Hill. Together, James Hill and Anne Janelle conjure a sound that is intricate and enchanting. They are also fine singers and songwriters, including both folk standards and original music in their repertoire.

Related events:  Ukulele players shouldn’t miss the free “Booster Uke” workshop with James Hill, as well as our free Lotus Ukulele Jam.

Presented in partnership with Friends of Old Time & Celtic Music.

Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29

James Hill y Anne Janelle (Canadá)

Ukelele y chelo duo

James Hill creció tocando folk, jazz y blues en su ukelele; Anne Janelle solo tocó música clásica en su chelo. Pero las diferencias del dúo son sus mayores activos de rendimiento. El ukelele es alto, el chelo es bajo; el ukelele toca notas cortas y el violonchelo hace notas largas y arqueadas. El ukelele: todo sobre rasgueo. El chelo: todo sobre la melodía. “Somos como un par de bailarines que no pueden pisar los pies”, dice Hill. Juntos, conjuran un sonido intrincado y encantador. También son buenos cantantes y compositores, incluyendo el folk y música original en su repertorio.