Thursday, December 13, is World Violin Day. Global Village, Strange Currency and Night Train are teaming up to mark the occassion with 5 hours of music, 7 p.m. to midnight.
Global Village gets the special feature underway with music from a number of violinists from around the world. Hear the violin and cello quartet, the Fretless, who just was named Instrumental Group of the Year in the Canadian Folk Music Awards, another Canadian group – the Sultans of String, Mathias Duplessy and the 3 Violins of the World (from China, India and Mongolia), a Paolo Conte song from the Hot Club of San Francisco’s new 30th anniversary compilation, the famed Cuban charanga band – Orquesta Aragon, violinist Regina Carter from her Africa-inspired project, Reverse Thread, and more.
Strange Currency celebrates with selections from Joe Deninzon, Amanda Shires and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown from 8 to 10 p.m.
World Violin Day comes to a close on Night Train, with music spanning swinging Hot Club of France inspired sounds to jazz fusion. Among the artists featured are Jean-Luc Ponty, Zbigniew Seifert, Stephane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood, the Hot Club of San Francisco and also Regina Carter – both as a special guest on a new album from Cuban piano master Chucho Valdes and in a special Newport Jazz Festival performance in hour two of the show.
- Global Village | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Strange Currency | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Night Train | 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.