EuroMericana will perform live in concert on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. at Coronado Community Auditorium, 150 Ponderosa Way Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. See ticket info and a sample video below.
EuroMericana is a jazz group formed in 2016 with violinist Oksana, uitarist Matt Treadway, and bassist Brad Birge. Guest musician Lexington Porter is an amazing violinist and will be joining the concert.
The group describes their members:
- Oksana Pavilionis is a premier concert violinist who can switch from a heart-rending song by Rachmaninoff to a lilting waltz by Strauss to a fiddle tune that would make you believe she was born in the Ozark Mountains. A perfectionist without a perfectionist’s temperament, Oksana’s performance is always honest and impeccable. Her solo performances, as well as performances with a group, showcase the beauty of string music and demonstrate the variety of music that can be performed with a string instrument. Oksana began playing at age five in Russia and started teaching shortly after that. She now wants to bring the beauty of music to the people of Arkansas.
- Matt Treadway picked up a Guitar at 12 years old. He studied with some of the best teachers in Little Rock. Matt Said: “It was Dave Matthews who first opened my mind to a world of complex and rhythmic playing that went way beyond three chords and a backbeat. From there, the road led directly to Jazz, a place where I can paint with every color of the rainbow and some that haven’t been discovered yet. I could list all my influences for you, but we don’t have that much time (I’d rather be playing)”.
- Brad Birge was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He took to music as a teenager, first picking up the guitar. It wasn’t until his later teenage years that he played his first electric bass, which he fell in love with. A few years later he began studying the double bass, and has not stopped since. He current plays bass in multiple bands in addition to being a freelance musician.
- Lexington Porter is a natural jazz violinist Will join EuroMericana at the concert.