Eddie Parente, Al Martin, Mike Doolin -Trio

Seven 'n Seven duo/trio

"Seven 'n Seven" is Eddie Parente on seven string violin and Mike Doolin on seven string guitar, thus the name "Seven 'n Seven". This unusual combination of strings expands the range of each instrument allowing either Eddie or Mike to provide the bass line and compliment the other which keeps the music moving, while giving the effect that there are more than just two musicians. This ensemble expands to a trio with the addition of Al Martin, master Afro/Latin percussionist.

"7 n 7" plays a variety of often familiar light Jazz, Swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, an occasional Pop or Soul tune perhaps by The Beatles or Stevie Wonder done in their own style, always with a soulful groove, good feeling and desire to make people happy!

"7 n 7" can add a vocalist if needed, and is available for Weddings, Cocktail parties, Corporate events and festivals.

Here are some samples:

Eddie Parente & Betsy Goy - Violin & Cello Duo

Eddie at Newport Coast Jazz Festival

Weber Iago David Valdez Eddie Parente Live @ The Blue Monk

The Djangophiles

Eddie w/ "The Djangophiles" Gypsy Jazz group performing Blue Drag

The Djangophiles Quartet is Eddie Parente-violin, Dave Stassens & Mike Burdette-guitars, Patrick Harry-contrabass. The music we play is a tribute to, and a continuation of the rich legacy that began with the great Belgian Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the French Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and "The Hot Club Of France".

Eddie Parente & Dave Stassens

Eddie Parente & Dave Stassens (caught by surprise)
accidental photo but artful!

Eddie Parente playing Gypsy Jazz with The Djangophiles

See Eddie on Oregon Artbeat

Eddie Parente playing at new Brasserie Montmartre with David Stassens group The Djangophiles.

Stringed Migration

Stringed Migration is a Portland, OR, based quartet that performs a lush synthesis of Celtic and international roots music with a twist of jazz.

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Duo Parente plays Gebauer

Duo Parente plays Pleyel

Duo Parente plays Hohmann

Eddie, comfortable

Eddie Parente, John Keyser and Otto Gygax

my new Schuback viola

my new Schuback viola

Duo Parente

Duo Parente

Great Wall Of China

© 2007 Ken Larson

Kieran's Pub, Minneapolis, MN
January 2007

Tatiana Kolchanova-Parente & Eddie Parente on violins and Tim Gilson on Cello


© 2006 Ken Larson

Kieran's Pub, Minneapolis, MN
January 2007

"My new baby, "Aegidius Kloz", born in Mittenwald 1791"

© 2003 Chris Leck

© 2003 Chris Leck

© 2003 Chris Leck

Playing at a gig in Moscow, Russia with friend: Saxophonist, Oleg Kireyev

Being interviewed on Russian National TV

Eddie Parente with Russian Saxophonist Igor Butman at Le Club, Moscow

My Younger Days

Eddie Parente Sr. (My Dad!)