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Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

It's not an orchestra and it's not erotica - it's an Orchestrotica! Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica, here in their quintet formation - is an adventurous group that blends global jazz, exotica's love of escapism, classical chamber music influences, curious arrangements and inspired improvisation. They will take you on a wild ride around the globe with their original compositions, unusual instrumentation and unique arrangements of familiar tunes, along with inspired storytelling.

On the listener’s plate might be equal parts scratch and sniff, bongos with a fugue, and a cat fight at a piano recital. On the stage, the ensemble skillfully negotiates detailed compositions and arrangements of classical works while relying on listening and instinct to drive passionate improvisation.

The sound of the Orchestrotica’s quintet also exists in two albums that help form the larger Exotica for Modern Livings Series, which launched in 2010 with the group’s big band ensemble performing it’s transcriptions of the lost music of Esquivel. In June 2011, the quintet released Third River Rangoon, it’s first interpretation of exotica as a mélange of jazz, classical, and world music.