Skylash: Flamenco Jazz at Free Fridays July 15

Flamenco Jazz by Skylash – a project of Istvan Rez, Farko Dosumov, and Anil Prasad – will be the focus of our July 15, 2016 Free Fridays at the Fort concert. For several years Istvan and Farko have continued to play as a dynamic flamenco guitar and bass duo throughout Washington. They are excited to have Anil join them on the tabla. As a trio they produce a unique flamenco sound that includes influences of funk, world music, and jazz.

Free Fridays at the Fort is Centrum’s popular lunchtime concert series that takes place on the lawn of the Nora Porter Commons at Fort Worden State Park. Performances begin at 12pm and last until 1pm, and are free. In the rare event of inclement weather, alternative plans will be posted on the Centrum website.

Remaining 2016 shows:

  • July 22, 2016 – Abakis: featuring Aba Kiser
  • July 29, 2016 – Jazz Port Townsend Participant Big Band led by Clarence Acox
  • August 5, 2015 – Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Showcase with Valerie and Ben Turner, with Phil Wiggins

Sponsored by the Congdon-Hanson Family, Steve and Cheryl Rafoth, First Federal Community Foundation, and KPTZ 91.9 FM

Istvan Rez was born in Hungary and learned his first chords from his Roma friends. In 1985 he left Hungary and traveled to Austria, and stayed for a year until immigrating to the United States. During this time, Istvan traveled the country and played on the streets with great success. He kept listening, and learning the songs of flamenco masters, like Sabicas, Paco de Lucia and Tomatito.

Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. By the time the Dosumov brothers were in high school, Farko was playing electric bass and Feodor was playing electric guitar in multiple projects throughout Tashkent. After winning the green card lottery in 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a future career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups such as Double Impact with his twin brother Feodor Dosumov, Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Carlos Santana, Jonny Lang, Pura Fe, Flowmotion, Jazzukha and many more.

Anil Prasad began playing percussion at the age of seven, and accompanied his mother, Prabha Devi a famous Indian vocalist and sitar player for several Ghazal and Bollywood film scores in the 1960s and 70s. He was recruited to the Husky Drumline out of high school and became the Husky Drumline section leader for two consecutive years where he composed several drum cadences that are still played to this day. Anil has studied with Tor Dietrichson, Ustad Akram Khan, and is currently a student of the world-renown tabla master, Ustad Zakir Hussain.  In addition to Tarana World Fusion, Anil has and recorded and performed with many western, world music, and Indian groups in Seattle and beyond including Children of the Revolution, Andre Feriante, The Bohemian Entourage, and Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee.

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