Project Description

Ultrafaux Original Gypsy Jazz

Baltimore based UltraFaux performs original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues,and musette influences. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass.  Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy inspired melodies.  The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging pulse and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. The musicians of Ultrafaux are also the core trio of Hot Club of Baltimore, a larger ensemble which features vocalist Alexis Tantau, specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt and early French Jazz.

Ultrafaux’s original song, Latcho Dromo was recently chosen by acclaimed producer of Hot Club Records, Jon Larsen to be featured on Django Festival #9, an international compilation of gypsy jazz music. Ultrafaux has been featured on WPFW, WTMD, WDVX Blue Plate Special, CBS News, in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Style Magazine, to name a few. They have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C., Charm City Django Jazz Festival, Creative Alliance, and the IMT Folk Series,