kids along to her bank, and having its doors shut just in front of her," recalls Spare A Dime ensemble member Ken Ulansey. "I heard many stories of the years of deprivation that followed, and the values that emerged from the Great Depression. It's thrilling now to be a part of an artistic re-examination of that era."
Ulansey plays alto sax, soprano sax, and clarinet, and has received grants for composition from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is a musical chameleon, having played contemporary classical music with Relâche, jazz with his own award-winning band, Latin with Synthesis and Minas, and folk music with most of the area’s and even the nation’s leading songwriters. For the last fifteen years he's had one of the top Klezmer bands in the area. Besides leading his own wedding band that specializes in swing, Motown, Latin, pop, zydeco, and oldies, Ken has toured extensively in Europe and the United States, played on nearly two hundred recordings, and worked in collaboration with dancers, filmmakers, poets, and storytellers.
Learn more and listen to Ulansey on his website www.kenumusic.com
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