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Diciotto Corde means "18 Strings" in Italian, because the original band formed in Europe with three violins and a guitar (video, another video, facebook page).


The Woods Hole edition of Diciotto Corde will be a quintet of 22 strings -- mandolin, violin, guitar and upright bass -- plus a fancified, augmented, supercharged washboard. Two musicians are from the original quartet.


They'll play a mix of string jazz influenced by several genres of American music (bluegrass, ragtime, standards, jazz, etc.), as well as Gypsy jazz, Brazilian choro, and classical music. 


Zach Larmer has recruited three more burning virtuosi for the Woods Hole gig, as you will be able to see from the videos below. I've only ever heard one of them live -- David Langlois, a most amazing percussionist, at a gypsy jazz event in NYC. I can't wait to hear them play together!

Here's the quintet:

Bryce Milano on mandolin, who began playing at age 11 and was quickly taken under the wing of Chris Thile, winner of the 2012 Macarthur "Genius" Grant. Bryce has won the ASCAP Young Artist Scholarship and a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he is currently studying. He has shared the stage with artists such as Darol Anger, David Grisman, Chris Thile, Danilo Perez, and Julian Lage. Here's a video of Bryce doing his thing.

Jason Anick will play in James Schlender's stead. Jason is the violinist of the John Jorgenson Quintet. His own Jason Anick Quartet also plays  at Passim and other high-profile venues. [Jason returns to Woods Hole on December 18 with Nicki Parrott and Olli Soikkeli.]

James Schlender on violin, who began playing at the age of 9 in Bozeman, Montana. By the age of 13 he held three national fiddle championship titles and has placed in the top 10 finalists of the prestigious Grandmasters Fiddle Contest on multiple occasions. James ha shared the stage with Falmouth JazzFest star
Grace Kelly, as well as Kenny Loggins, Take 6, Mark O'Connor and Jeni Flemming. Here's a sweet video of James on violin, accompanied by James Schlender on the Mandolin and James Schlender on the guitar.

Zach Larmer on guitar
is a student at Frost School of Music of the University of Miami. He has shared the stage with artists such as Mark O'Connor, Albert and Jimmy Heath, Bruce Saunders, Rees Bridges, and Bryan Lynch. He's the guy who put the Woods Hole edition of Diciotto Corde together. Here's Zach's guitar work.

Jeff Kipperman on bass is a doctoral student at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami. Jeff's repertoire includes classical music, jazz, Afro-pop, bluegrass, and other world musics. He has performed with the New World Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Caramoor Virtuosi Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, and a multitude of jazz ensembles. Currently, Jeff is a member of the Henry Mancini Orchestra and Terence Blanchard's ensemble. Here's a video featuring Jeff's bass.

David Langlois on percussion is a legend in gypsy jazz circles. Playing washboard and an amalgamation of kitchen products such as a fondue pot whilst wearing thimbles on his fingers, he provides textures as unique as his instrumentation. David routinely performs with the Stephane Wrembel Trio and regularly tours the world with varied gypsy jazz groups. Watch him here!


This event is a house concert. Reservations are required. It will be held in a Woods Hole living room. The exact address will be announced to reservation holders a few days before the concert.


David S. Isenberg


A Woods Hole Living Room
TBA Street
Woods Hole, MA
United States