DODO Orchestra is going to perform at DROM!
This time we really have expanded to a big band! We are 7 piece ensemble now and we do sound like the real orchestra!!!
Danger: You could experience all at once and even get drunk at:
La Milonga Argentina
Italian La Strada
Kinoteatr povtornogo filma
Hope to see you there!
DODO Orchestra is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York — sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro. With bold flair they fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail.
Maria Sokolovsky (vocals) is a true powerhouse, with strong exciting voice and explosive energy, tastefully combined with the sensibility and skills of an old-fashioned artist. She is a classically trained opera singer and a graduate of Mannes College of Music.
Leonid Gelman (piano, guitar, sax, vocals) is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin School of Arts in Israel. He does most of the arrangements for the group. Leo’s style encompasses elements of jazz, classical and Russian folk music. It is filled with lyrical strength, warmth and vibrant spontaneity.
Dmitry Sokolovsky (button accordion) is a graduate of Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, where he initially studied classical and folk music, later expanding towards jazz and world music. Dmitry is recognized for his incredible solos, most of which are improvised on the spot.
Ernesto Villalobos (violin) is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, though classically trained violin virtuoso, he has been greatly influenced by world music. He is praised for impeccable pitch and delicious sound, as well as naturally appealing stage presence.
Dmitry Ishenko (bass) is a graduate of Berkeley College and the New England Conservatory of Music. He can often be spotted at the top-notch Jazz venues of New York City. A very accomplished Jazz bassist, Dmitry is highly praised for his deep velvet sound and his unmatched rhythm, tone and articulation.
Boris Zeldin (percussions) is a musician-extraordinaire. His style has no boundaries; blending ancient African beats with edgy Nuevo tango rhythms, and doing so with ease, vigor and great panache.
Aleksandra Mogilevich (drums) is a graduate of Moscow Music Academy in Russia. Miss Mogilevich is well established, NYC based jazz drummer.