Singer songwriter, banjoist and trumpeter Douglas Detrick teams up with singer songwriter and violinist Michelle Alany for an intimate and dynamic set at Vino Veritas Music Fridays. These multi-talented artists will perform their own songs as a duo, as well as traditional songs from the American roots and sephardic traditions, using their backgrounds in jazz and classical music as a foundation from which to depart.
Douglas Detrick is a composer, songwriter, trumpet player, podcast producer and arts leader whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources. He was awarded a 2017 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and has performed throughout the United States with his chamber-jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble, including the Stone, the Phillips Collection and many other venues and universities. He currently leads the chamber-folk quartet Little One, and is the the Executive and Artistic Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. https://douglasdetrick.com/
A passionate violinist and vocalist, Michelle Alany has delighted and wowed audiences worldwide. Specializing in a global acoustic sound that features lush strings, soulful vocals and rhythmic groove, Michelle delivers soulful interpretations of traditional and original Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish), Balkan and Israeli songs infused with her tasty Austin-blues stylings. She is at home delivering haunting Mediterranean melodies, trading shredder blues licks or gently crafting a sensuous country solo on the fly, bringing her joyous abandon and enthusiasm to any world of music. http://www.michellealany.com/