San, Emily and Jacob
The trio of San, Emily and Jacob formed in 2013, but they have a long history together. Father and daughter San & Emily Slomovits have been playing music together since Emily was a young child. San, along with his brother Laz, as the duo Gemini, have been a highly popular folk act throughout Michigan and the United States since 1973, and Emily began joining them on stage when she was just eight years old.
Jacob Warren and Emily have known each other since kindergarten and have played music together in many settings throughout their school years. Emily, 23, is an accomplished violinist, having studied classical violin for more than a decade, and has also developed a lovely and unique singing style. She graduated in 2017 from Eastern Michigan University with a cum laude degree in German Language and Literature and a minor in Musical Theatre. Jacob, 22, is a talented and decorated young bassist, with an interest in a wide variety of genres. He is a 2017 graduate and Earl V. Moore Award in Music recipient from the University of Michigan with a summa cum laude degree in classical bass performance.
San, Emily and Jacob’s concerts feature a range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, classical music, Broadway show tunes, and more. Their beautifully blended harmony vocals and exciting instrumental work breathe new life into this wide variety of music, and audiences thrill to their warmth, humor and ease on stage. They released their first CD,“Innocent When You Dream” in 2013.
Jacob V Warren
Jacob Warren, is a multi-style bassist based in Ann Arbor, MI. His background and interests lie in a wide ranging variety of acoustic styles, including, but not limited to classical, traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, bluegrass, newgrass, Cajun, gypsy jazz, and many others. Warren is a regular performing artist, as well as a sought after recording artist and collaborator.
Jacob began double bass studies at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Robert Rohwer, Adjunct Assistant Professor BGSU. He obtained his bachelor's degree in music performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 2017 with the school's Earl V. Moore Award in Music. During his undergrad he studied with Professor Diana Gannett. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Improvisation from the University of Michigan.
In the summer of 2013, Jacob was selected to be a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, sponsored by Carnegie Hall – Weill Music Institute, and toured with that ensemble, conducted by Valery Gergiev, to New York, Washington DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. In addition to his orchestral accomplishments, Jacob is also an aspiring classical soloist. In the summer of 2014 he was selected as one of five participants in the Pirastro Strings Elite Soloist Program run by acclaimed bass teacher and soloist Jeff Bradetich.
In the March of 2015 Jacob attended the Acoustic Music Seminar. The program accepts 16 talented string players under the age of 22 from around the world to participate in a week of intense improvisation, composition and performance training. Based in Savannah, GA, AMS is run through the Savannah Music Festival by multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall, with the help of guitarist Julian Lage, and violinist Casey Driessen. It also featured guest masterclasses from Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider, Daniel Hope, Clarice Assad and many others. In 2016 he was invited back to attend the seminar for a second time.
San Slomovits is one of the twin brothers who comprise Gemini, the nationally acclaimed family music duo. Since 1973 San, along with his brother Laz, has produced twelve recordings and one live concert video of original songs and traditional folk music. Gemini’s recordings have won several Parents' Choice Magazine Awards, an American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. Their live concert video, was voted one of the Top 10 children's videos in the Random House book "The American Library Association Best of the Best for Children". Their CD, "The Orchestra Is Here To Play", is a live concert collaboration with the Phoenix Ensemble, a vibrant collective of classical musicians. "The Orchestra" has received awards from Parents' Choice and the Children's Music Web, and has been hailed by critics as a wonderful way to introduce classical music to children.