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Cuda Cafe

"Masterful Musicians"
Cuda Cafe in Deerfield, Wis.
December 2006

Chris Wagoner (violin) and Mary Gaines (cello) team up w/local Deerfield drummer, "groovy" Jim Huwe. Chris, Mary, and Jim played here back in early December and I've got to tell you... they were just tremendous. All are masterful musicians with wonderful expressiveness that will leave an impression on the audience. Although labeled as a "jazz" group, it's sort of a confining and somewhat inadequate description. Chris and Mary are trained, classical instrumentalists that were drawn toward the creativity and spontaneity of jazz improvisation. Both with wonderful singing voices (Mary's voice is drop-dead gorgeous,) they do a variety of music that is soft and sweet in one moment, and the next it's a driving and dynamic force that will knock you out! Jim Huwe's brush work is as smooth and eloquent as you will hear from any drummer.

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