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The Broken Heartstrings Hot Club
Michael Snow, violin and guitar.
Michael has explored a very wide range of styles, and is equally comfortable creating exciting solos and coming up with simple, expressive melodies to back up singers or add textures to the music. He plays with a number of local groups, adding keyboards and banjo to fit the style of whatever music presents itself.
Chris Macchia, bass.
Chris is an in-demand bass player whose versatility seems to have no bounds. He plays in many local groups, including jazz, folk, rock, soul, roots, bluegrass, fusion, and more. He employs acoustic upright bass, electric bass, and fretless electric bass to create the grooves the hold the music together, and adds effortless solos in any style.
Katy Kondrat, vocals
A Kingston-based multi-genre singer, Katy Kondrat has been fronting bands and engaging audiences for twenty years. Known for her vibrant energy on the stage, R&B-inspired vocal runs, and full-bodied alto voice, Katy leaves her mark on each song she sings. Swinging seamlessly between genres, she weaves her experience performing early jazz, blues, folk, funk, soul, R&B, and pop into each arrangement. Katy began singing with The Heartstrings in 2018.
Sean Crimmins, guitar.
A jazz manouche aficionado, Sean’s expert rhythm playing gives this music the unique drive that distinguishes it from other swing music. His solos have the authentic tone and feel that express the soul of this music. Sean is also an accomplished song writer, with a unique style that is not often heard. He is also fluent in Balkan, Celtic, and roots music, often adding bouzouki to the mix.
John Paul Schultz, guitar
Jon Paul is versatile in many styles of music and executes difficult phrases and arpeggios in the jazz manouche swing and waltzes of the Heartstrings. He is also an excellent mandolin player and performed for many years in bluegrass groups throughout the country.
Matt Schreiber, accordion
Matt is a versatile accordionist and songwriter in New York’s Hudson Valley. Matt has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and specializes in, and draws inspiration from, folk traditions of Eastern Europe and other places that love the accordion. When he's not on the road, the Heartstrings are grateful to have him.
The Broken Heartstrings Trio
The Broken Heartstrings are very flexible and versatile in their arrangements and configurations; they can fit the bill accordingly
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