“The Duo+ is an instrumental jazz group that earns its name from the foundation of piano and saxophone. Often performing simply as a duo, the group also exhibits the freedom to be joined by additional musicians, or even a full band.
The Duo+ features two of Buffalo, NY’s most aspiring young talents, each from their own separate successes. Pianist Donny Frauenhofer is a nationally touring musician, soloist, composer, arranger, and accompanist. He currently plays an integral roll in jazz-funk fusion quartet Intrepid Travelers and THE TRUTH. Saxophonist Ellen Pieroni was recently named the 2015 “Rising Star Jazz Artist” in the second annual JazzBuffalo Readers and Fan Poll. Often recognized for her soulful tone, she hails from nationally touring folk-rock gypsy band Folkfaces, and can also be caught with THE TRUTH as well.
Together, the two front a jazz collective that reflects a musical maturity past their years and pushes the conversational nature of improvisation further into a deep and more personal level. Bringing a large repertoire of modernized standards, original music, and re-imagined classics, The Duo+ creates music that captures the risk-taking spirit and freedom of modern music balanced with old school discipline.”
“A jazzy, beautiful sound sure to compliment”
– Step Out Buffalo