Jello Slave will make you cry

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by Rich Broderick

What do you get when you combine two cellos, a drum set, and tablas?

That might sound like the opening line of a bad joke. But the answer is Jello Slave, a dynamic new music combo whose eclectic offerings range from mesmerizing fusions of jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian rhythms to a version of Leonard Cohen’s anthem “Hallelujah” so soulful it will bring tears to your eyes.

Jello Slave, which consists of Greg Schutte on drums, Gary Waryan on tablas, and Michelle Kinney and Jacqueline Ultan on cello, is releasing its second CD this spring. As a preview, the quartet is appearing on February 13 as part of the Dakota’s Late Night series. The show starts at 11:30 p.m.; admission is $5.

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Published on 2/10/09.

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