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Wind Weavers Trio

(USA)

Wind Weavers in Concert

Date(s) & Time(s): Sun, Oct 24, 12:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Venue: Fort Mason
Location: Young Performers Theatre

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Wind Weavers in Concert

Wind Weavers plays original and eclectic acoustic music drawn from diverse sources, spanning traditional and contemporary sensibilities. Led by accordionist Diana Strong and backed by guitarist Christopher Jacoby and bassist Daniel Fabricant in this pared-back trio form, these skillful musicians create a unique sound that brings together many threads of their collective musical backgrounds and interests ranging from classical and jazz to Brazilian forró, Scandinavian, Balkan, Bluegrass, and beyond-- discovering new grooves, weaving together harmonies and rhythms of diverse traditions, and finding an ever greater range of musical expression. Joined by special guest Debbie Gold on flute.

Wind Weavers Trio

Wind Weavers formed in 2018 when accordionist Diana Strong decided to throw herself a birthday concert, and has since performed at the Cotati Accordion Festival (2019 and '21), SF Int'l Arts Festival (2019 and '21), and a variety of Bay Area venues and house concerts. Their sound brings together many threads of their collective musical backgrounds and interests ranging from classical and jazz, Bluegrass, New England trad, Balkan, Brazilian, Scandinavian, and beyond-- discovering new grooves, weaving together harmonies and rhythms of diverse traditions, and finding an ever greater range of musical expression.

Artist Biographies

Diana Strong (accordion/band leader)
Oakland native Diana Strong started her musical training with classical piano at age 7, grew up going to folk music camps, and discovered the accordion in 2006. She has studied piano with the acclaimed pianist Susan Waterfall, and accordion with Dan Cantrell and Vitor Gonçalves, performs regularly with Dona Francisca (Brazilian forró), released a 2012 album and toured the Northwest with Sweet Moments of Confusion (with cellist Myra Joy), set family poetry to music with duo The Patty Dukes (with cousin Juliet Strong), and has performed with numerous Bay Area ensembles from klezmer to modern opera. Her favorite music always defies categorization. In addition to performing, Diana teaches elementary Orff music programs as well as private lessons.

Dan Fabricant (bass)
Daniel Fabricant may be the most versatile bassist in San Francisco—and the most in-demand. In his decade on the San Francisco scene he has played as a sideman with dozens of San Francisco groups and is a founding member of the award-winning Nice Guy Trio. Fabricant has performed internationally with Piaf! The Show, The California Honeydrops, Michael Feinstein, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Joan Rivers, Spencer Day, Ann Hampton Callaway, Petula Clark, Dan Hicks and Mary Wilson of the Supremes, among many others. In the Bay Area, he regularly performs with Rupa and the April Fishes, Redwood Tango Ensemble, The Cosmo Alleycats, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Gaucho, among many others. He has appeared at SFJAZZ, Monterey Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, Yoshi’s, The Freight and Salvage, and the Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko, and New York City venues including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Café Carlyle and The Algonquin. A skillful arranger for jazz, theater and pop ensembles, Fabricant is also an accomplished music instructor, teaching guitar, bass and ukulele to students of all ages in private and group settings.

Christopher Jacoby (guitar)
Christopher is a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist with a Masters in Music Technology from NYU. From concert band or electronic interpretations of traditional folk music, to singing early music or choral harmonies from the Republic of Georgia, to studying composition with Oscar Bettison and Morton Subotnik, he has charted an idiosyncratic course through the full range of musical expression. He currently lives in Oakland, CA with his wife, a number of house plants, and too many instruments.




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