Mazz Swift and Alisa Rose, two classically trained violinists turned genre defying fiddlers, will present a program of innovative and expressive music. It will be a program of solos and duos of their creation plus a few snippets of classical repertoire. Mazz and Alisa’s original tunes are influenced from their backgrounds in classical music, energetic Irish fiddle tunes, spiraling gypsy dances, fiery tangos, free improvisation, and rowdy bluegrass tunes. Both violinists travelled with separate groups as cultural ambassadors of the United States State Department. Mazz singing and playing with the Brazilian Bluegrass group Matuto to Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal; and Alisa singing and playing with the Real Vocal String Quartet to Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Bosnia, Latvia and Lithuania.