The Aland Duo will skillfully and passionately entertain any audience. We will captivate our audience while performing music from America, Brazil, Spain, France and beyond. Our unique ensemble consists of Violin and Guitar or Violin and Piano (if preferred). Keven Aland (Violinist) is a classically trained virtuoso so ceremonies and serenades are a specialty of ours! Aland's violin blended with the strings of guitar or piano project rich and beautiful sounds that are adventurous, beautiful, and full of depth. When its time to liven things up, we can really swing, and get your feet tapping and moving to bossa nova, samba, bolero, gypsy jazz and flamenco grooves. And if your still looking for something a little more upbeat, we can expand the Duo to include a rhythm section that will mesmerize you.
Keven Aland, violinist, began his studies with Master Miltiades Siadimas of Athens, Greece (acclaimed soloist of the N.Y. Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera). Aland gave his solo debut with the Venice Symphony at age 14. In high school, Keven received highest honors in All-State Orchestra and received much recognition from Governor Martinez as recipient of the Southern Bell Fellowship two years in a row. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Keven had a Fellowship with the London Symphony Orchestra and has played with the South Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Chamber Orchestra, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Shostakovich String Quartet. After completing his performance degree at C.U. Boulder, Aland discovered he had a passion for music beyond classical. Aland has since performed professionally with various ensembles including but not limited to: bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, Celtic, Blues, Latin, and Gypsy Jazz. Aland was the co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz, and can be seen performing locally with Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet and Gypsy Wind. With Aland's versatility and ability to arrange almost any style of music, Aland Duo has the ability to entertain any audience.
Keven Aland Duo artist's showcase includes:
Nikola Baltic (Guitar) began studying classical guitar at age 9 and began playing professionally at age 12. He was
accepted to Eastern Michigan University at age 17 for classical guitar performance and later accepted to the Center for
Creative Studies in Detroit and Manhattan School of Music in New York. Nikola has studied with guitarist Manuel Barreco, Joe Fava and David Russell. Nikola has been reviewed in Guitar Player Magazine and is co-founder of the Hot Sun Quartet. A World Jazz
ensemble based in Florida.
Larry Camp (Guitar)...is a wizard, simply one of the best instrumentalist in the Bay Area" - Weekly Planet "Best of the Bay - 1997".
Camp has been hailed by Musician Magazine as one of the ten best guitar players in the US. Camp has played for the President at the Kennedy Center.
Larry studied with some of the very biggest names in guitar, including Joe Pass, Howard Alden, and Jimmy Bruno.
Regis Moreira (piano). This wonderful Brazilian pianist has been playing since the 60's with the biggest names of Brazilian show business . Moreira is a true veteran of many "big stages" as well as Television in South America. Moreira has truly bridged musical borders playing with the likes of Regina Elis, Wynton Marsalis, and Stevie Wonder. Regis was also the co-founder of Sampa Jazz.
Robbie Rose (piano), originally from the Detroit area Robbie started playing professionally at age 11. He later attended The New England Conservatory in Boston. Rose has played all over the world in a variety of musical settings. He also has production experience writing and recording jingles, and industrials.
Rose has had the opportunity to work with some top name performers including Cab Calloway, Gil Evans, George Russell and Jerry Bergonzi.
Jon McLaughlin (guitar) is such a talented performer and extremely gifted accompanist. Jon studied with Rex Willis while attending Florida College. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he performed with many rumba flamenco/gypsy swing/tango bands including Los Listos, Los Rumberos, Cabal, and Douce Ambiance. Most notably, Jon was a member of The Lotus Fire and The Willie Royal Quartet.
Aland Duo is available for:
Anniversaries, Apres Ski Parties, Awards Nights, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Children's Birthday Parties, Casinos, Celebrations, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Clubs, Coffee Shops, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fraternity Functions, Fund Raisers, Funerals, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnic, Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Sorority Function, Studio Session, Temples, TV Soundtracks, and Weddings.
Keven Aland (Violin and percussion),
Regis Moreira (Piano and keyboard),
Nikola Baltic (Guitar),
Robbie Rose (Piano and keyboard),
Larry Camp (Guitar)