Maria Sokolovsky (vocals) is a true powerhouse, with strong exciting voice and explosive energy, tastefully combined with the sensibility and skills of an old-fashioned artist. She is a classically trained opera singer and a graduate of Mannes College of Music. Dmitry Sokolovsky (button accordion) is a graduate of Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, where he initially studied classical and folk music, later expanding towards jazz and world music. Dmitry is recognized for his incredible solos, most of which are improvised on the spot.
Dmitry and Maria are part of The Dodo Orchestra, a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York — sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro. With bold flair they fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail.
Check their website here: http://dodoorchestra.com/