Andre Bohren & The Electric Yat Quartet: Rach & Roll: The Music of Queen, The Beatles, Rachmaninov, & More
Andre Bohren & the Electric Yat Quartet
Pianist and percussionist Andre Bohren joins the Electric Yat String Quartet playing traditional Jazz of New Orleans, American Songbook, Brubeck, Armstrong, Prima, Gershwin, & more.
Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician, having played professionally from the age of 14. Growing up in a musical environment and picking up many different instruments helped keep Andre’s interests varied. He has played guitar, bass, keyboards, and percussion in various musical settings, but he is best-known for founding and holding down the drum seat for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), one of the most eclectic funk-rock bands in New Orleans. Another facet of Andre’s musicianship is a deep love of classical piano music, having seriously studied the nuances of the genres for decades. At 16 Andre played Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue as the featured soloist with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and received many awards at various piano competitions before he was 18. Shortly after high school, he toured France and Spain with his father, storytelling bluesman Spencer Bohren. In 2001, while studying classical piano music at Loyola University in New Orleans, he helped found JSDN. After more than a decade of touring, Andre returned to his piano studies, this time at the University Of New Orleans, where he finished his music degree in 2015. While maintaining a scaled-down touring schedule, Andre performs and records regularly with a diverse cross-section of New Orleans artists, including JSDN, Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers, Spencer Bohren, Dave Jordan, Chris Mule, and more, in addition to many solo piano engagements.
Electric Yat String Quartet
Violinist Natalia Cascante was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2002. She is a guest section player with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra & the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. She is the resident violin instructor at Metairie Park Country Day School (since 2015), & a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite theatre, & Saegner theater.
Violinist Harry Hardin, a New Orleans native, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, and graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1998. Harry is a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite Theatre, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Tanglers Bluegrass, Washboard Rodeo, the Superior Seafood Jazz Trio, & the Electric Yat String Quartet.
Violist Amelia Clingman graduated from UMass Amherst with a BM in violin performance, and in 2008 she completed her Master’s degree in viola performance at the New England Conservatory. She has been a participant in the Killington, Musicorda, Heifetz, and Kneisel Hall music festivals, and served as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center from 2007-2009. During her time in Boston, she performed with various groups including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with the New World Symphony. During the summer, Amelia plays Principal Viola at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. As an avid chamber musician, Amelia became a founding member of the New Orleans-based Polymnia Quartet in 2015. In other genres, she has played with pop and rock artists, including Kanye West and Peter Gabriel. Amelia joined the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra in 2008 and lives in New Orleans.
Cellist Jack Craft enjoys a diverse musical career as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer. In his classical career he has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Gulf Coast Symphony, and the New Orleans New Music Ensemble. An in-demand studio and pop cellist, he has performed with Jessica Simpson, Michael Cerveris, Better Than Ezra, Edwin McCain, Marianne Faithfull, Bobby Kimball, and Zigaboo Modeliste. Mr. Craft’s musical compositions have been commissioned by the WWE film Legendary, BMW in a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, and on the theatre stage with the NOLA Project and Broken Habit Productions. He also produces Virtuosa, an electric disco string quartet, and can regularly be seen playing with bilingual pop band Sweet Crude.