Local band to perform at The Ark in Ann Arbor

Known for their eclectic genre of music ranging from classical and jazz, folk, Broadway show tunes, Eastern European and many more, Ann Arbor trio San, Emily and Jacob will be returning to The Ark for another musical night on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. The trio will be introducing new music as well as cover favorites with their own personal flavor.

The trio consists of Emily Slomovits, a junior musical theatre major at Eastern Michigan University, her father, San Slomovits, who is one-half of the popular folk act, Gemini, and University of Michigan student, Jacob Warren.

Emily Slomovits is an accomplished violin player who has studied classical violin for more than a decade and has also developed a unique singing style. She has performed with her father for over ten years.

San Slomovits is no stranger to the stage as he has performed with his twin brother, Laz, for Gemini, which has won renowned awards for their recordings.

Warren is a classical double bass performance major who has achieved honors and selections such as being a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

With a long history with each other already, the three musicians decided to come together in 2013 to form San, Emily and Jacob. They have since released a CD titled “Innocent When You Dream.”

“The album is a real good snapshot of where we were two years ago,” said San Slomovits. “Our repertoire has expanded a lot since then but the range of our music is very well represented on that CD. We're very happy with it and have started planning our second album.”

The three have contributed to the music scene with their individual talents and ear for combining many kinds of music styles. In the concert, you can expect instrumentals and a mix of different sounds from the original songs of artists such as Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, The Beatles and Elizabeth Cotton.

“We enjoy a huge variety of music and love to come up with unique, personal arrangements for all the pieces we choose,” said San Slomovits.

“We’ve got a cool version of Blackbird by Paul McCartney that will be pretty different for the original. It’s going to be a mismatch of styles, and as cliché as it sounds, there’ll be something for everyone,” added Emily Slomovits.

Cellist, Martin Torch-Ishii, will also be joining the trio on stage to perform for a part of the show. Torch-Ishii received his doctorate of cello performance from the University of Michigan.

“We love to play music, we love to play music with each other, we love to play music for people,” said San Slomovits. “I think our audiences will sense all of that and we are glad they've chosen to hear us.”

The Ark doors open at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15, and can be found at:http://www.theark.org/shows-events/2015/oct/07/san-emily-jacob. For more information about the trio and their next performances, visit www.sanemilyandjacob.com

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