Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves

photo by Gina Leslie

photo by Gina Leslie

Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves brings together the unique voices of innovative genre-bending double bassist Ethan Jodziewicz and award-winning Appalachian fiddler and singer Tatiana Hargreaves in a passionate and virtuosic acoustic duo.

Fueled by an instant chemistry sparked from collaborations, jam sessions, and philosophical discussions at the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar in 2013, the musical connection between Ethan and Tatiana runs deep and flows with ease. Their rapidly expanding repertoire combines traditional Appalachian tunes and songs, Swedish polskas and original compositions. Drawing on diverse musical backgrounds (chamber music to old-time, jazz to progressive-acoustic) they create a lush sound born out of reverence for tradition and a desire to push the boundaries of string playing.

Not content to adhere to the traditional roles of their instruments, Ethan and Tatiana share equal responsibility as soloist and accompanist, intricately intertwining melodies and harmonies. Throughout the course of a performance, they engage in thru-composed string arrangements, expand into burning improvisations, and play dual-fiddles (it’s true, the bass can be a fiddle too!), and sing in two-part harmony on classic tunes and songs.

Tatiana and Ethan released their self-titled debut EP in May of 2015, and continue to maintain a busy schedule, both as a duo and in other projects.

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[+] Ethan Jodziewicz bass, voice
Ethan Jodziewicz is a bassist who thrives in performances and collaborations that combine traditional and contemporary elements, technical virtuosity with simplicity and passion. He tours full-time in Sierra Hull's new trio, and is the featured collaborator on her 3rd Rounder Records release Weighted Mind (produced by Bela Fleck with appearances by Alison Krauss, Rhiannon Giddens, Abigail Washburn). He also performs in Mr. Sun featuring Darol Anger, whose album The People Need Light was released on Compass Records in 2015. In addition, Ethan has shared the stage with a wide variety of musicians including Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Alison Brown, David Grisman, and has played Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and A Prairie Home Companion. He studied with bass legend Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music where he earned a Bachelors of Music in 2015. A rising star on the new acoustic music scene, his versatile and musical bass playing has been inspiring audiences with music that is fresh, exciting, and without boundaries.

[+] Tatiana Hargreaves fiddle, banjo, voice
Tatiana is an award-winning cross-genre fiddler who believes in preserving tradition while fueling the growth of music across cultures. She released her first solo album Started Out To Ramble at age 14 (produced by Bruce Molsky and featuring Sarah Jarosz, Mark Schatz, Alex Hargreaves, and more), and is also featured on Laurie Lewis's new release The Hazel And Alice Sessions. She recently toured with The Dave Rawlings Machine, and has also toured with Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, as well as appearances with Peter Rowan, Vasen, Crooked Still, Michael Daves, and Sara Watkins. In the winter of 2015 she participated in the Dosti Music Project, a State Department funded program that brings together musicians from Pakistan, India and the US for a month of musical diplomacy and collaboration. Early 2016 saw three months of intensive Cuban music study at La Fundación Alejo Carpentier in Havana. She is currently pursuing a degree at Hampshire College, with a focus on ethnomusicology and music transmission.


photo by Scotty Leach