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Tomas Ulrich

Cellist-composer Tomas Ulrich received music degrees from Boston University and the Manhattan School of music. Jazz Now has characterized him as "the total package. incredible chops, great imagination, and superb pitch. He fulfills the roles of bassist, guitarist, and additional horn player and is endlessly talented and creative." After attending a performance by the great Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the age of eight, Mr. Ulrich was inspired to begin his musical journey on the cello. In addition to the traditional classical repetoire, Mr. Ulrich's work clearly demonstrates the influence of such diverse artists as Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Dmitri Shostakovich and Olivier Messiaen. Mr. Ulrich has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Anthony Davis, Joe Lovano, Gerry Hemingway, Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, Simon Shaheen, Herb Robertson, Dominic Duval, Ben Allison, Kevin Norton, Ted Nash, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas, Mark Whitecage, Mark Feldman, Jason Hwang, Gregor Huebner, Ivo Perelman, Dom Minasi and Ken Filiano. He is also a member of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet, which premiered his Quintet for Trumpet and Strings (featuring guest soloist Herb Robertson) in May of 1996. He has written music for theater, film, and instrumental performance and has concertized in Europe, Japan, South America, Canada, and throughout the United States. Mr. Ulrich can be heard on more than sixty CDs in a wide variety of musical styles and settings.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings Friday, November 21, 2008, 10:00p

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