Anyone who heard the Sultans of String at one of the group's high-energy performances at last year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival can easily understand why the group is one of the hottest on the Canadian world music/folk scene. Spanish Flamenco, French Manouche, Arabic folk, and gypsy jazz are just some of global strains that merge seamlessly into the Sultans' unique sound. And talk about cranking it up a notch: four strings are never enough for leader/violinist Chris McKholl. His fiddle has six.
The Sultans of String hold a CD release party Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Greece. $10-$20. 328-3103.