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The Valinor Quartet

Russian gypsy jazz group Valinor Quartet plays March 6 at Mayflower Congregational Church.

Jordan Jennings

The Valinor Quartet returns to the Mayflower Congregational Church, 2940 Poly Drive, for a March 6 concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The acoustic ensemble encompasses the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members, hailing from Russia, Spain and the U.S. to influence its stylistic diversity and unique performance aesthetic.

The group's instrumental displays utilize a range of styles — from classical to Beatles; from gypsy jazz to klezmer, from popular movie soundtracks to tango and a few surprises in between, according to the quartet's Facebook page.

The Valinor Quartet is a unique collaboration between a Grammy winning accordionist, Victor Prieto, and the International String Trio — Slava Tolstoy (guitar), Rob Flax (violin) and Greg Feingold (bass). It is a unique blend of pop, jazz and world music.

"International cross-over ensemble turns their razor-sharp virtuosity loose on a wild array of songs from around the world," the group's press materials state. The group's energy, acoustic dynamics, and stylistically informed phrasing are its trademarks.

General admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65+  and $10 for students. For reservations, call Ian Elliot at 406-656-2744. Net proceeds benefit the activities of the Billings Brain Injury Support Group. 


Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.