After Party

The Center for the Arts presents the

See Jane Do: Passion Into Action After Party

with special guests Fishtank Ensemble and MaMuse

Join us after Passion Into Action for a special evening of song and dance with two incredible groups.

Fishtank Ensemble

Fishtank Ensemble formed in 2005 playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to the California WorldFest, cultural centers, museums, parades, and even on the street. The band includes two explosive violins, the world’s best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, trombone, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, accordion and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, Flamenco, and oddball originals, the band is a not to be missed event for world music lovers…and everyone will love this intoxicating mix of music!

The dynamic, virtuosic, fiery and peripatetic quartet that comprises Fishtank Ensemble take their roots both from their own varied musical and national backgrounds, as well as from their adventures and travels. The singer Ursula sang opera on the streets and town squares of Italy, until she found a love of gypsy music…their French violinist voyaged around all of Europe in a handmade mule-drawn caravan for ten years, collecting music and experiences.  Their Serbian bass player has spent time playing with gypsies as well as some of the rock and roll’s legends, and aptly defends his reputation as the best slap bass player in the world… and the guitarist is a master of flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar who honed his craft in the gypsy caves of Granada, Spain… Whatever wild time you can expect from this band, it will never match their out of this world performance!


From those sweet harmonies of the stage to that soft sway of the room, a tenderness lives between Ma Muse and their audience. It is that precious communion of sharing roots music that bonds strangers, draws loved ones close, suspends applause, and lifts a house to its feet.

Singing with a voice of heritage, the songstress duo of Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker is dedicated to uplifting community through song and joy. With a hauntingly rich a capella presence, these alto-sopranos weave a blend of whimsy and emotional depth. This texture is spun with upright bass, mandolin, bazuki, guitar, flute, kalimba, ankle bells, train whistles, gospel claps, jazz snaps, laughter, calls, response, and – a unicycle.

Ma Muse has toured concert halls across the country en route to the famous Wish Bone Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where they recorded their first full length album All The Way. The dynamic and genuine following of fans knows Ma music is soul music.


$18 Center for the Arts members & Passion Into Action attendees, $20 non-member. 

Purchase tickets here.

The Center for the Arts
314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, California 95945, 530 274 8384
Box Office hours: Noon to 5:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday



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