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Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque Guitar Duo
Presented by Minnesota Guitar Society
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
General Admission $25
Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance will feature the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations.
Aaron Cohen for Downbeat Magazine:
“Ivanovic and Haque sound like committed internationalists. Their disc’s liner notes emphasize the duo’s mixed background — Ivanovic has Balkan parents and he studied classical music in Salzburg; Haque is part Pakistani, part Chilean, and is as much of an eclectic as his musical partner. While their compositions draw from Macedonian folk songs and pay homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, it’s the pair’s intricate harmonies that make Seven Boats an impressive recording. Both of these guitarists have impeccable technique, yet they are astute in choosing to go the route of minimalism and evocative uses of space. Ivanovic’s title track is a great example of how to move dynamics with the right amount of subtlety.”
Celebrating Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña – (February 21, 1893 – June 2, 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist. He was the most important force in making the guitar a concert instrument and continued to perform into his 90s.
Celebrating Kristy Marlana Wallace (born February 20, 1953), known as Poison Ivy, a guitarist and occasional vocalist who co-founded the American rockabilly band The Cramps.
Celebrating Larry Coryell (born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III; April 2, 1943 – February 19, 2017), an American jazz guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”.
Celebrating Jeremy Webster “Fred” Frith (born February 17, 1949), an English guitarist best known for his avant-rock group Henry Cow.
Celebrating Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981), an American guitarist born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess.
Celebrating Bola Sete (born Djalma de Andrade) (July 16, 1923 – February 14, 1987), a Brazilian guitarist. His name means “Seven Ball” and in the Brazilian version of billiards, the seven ball is the only black ball on the table. Bola got this nickname when he was the only black member of a small jazz group.
Celebrating Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970), an American blues and jazz guitarist and violinist. He was a pioneer of the single-string solo guitar style.
SOLD OUT: WALTER TROUT and ERIC GALES
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show
Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene, respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and part of the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided.
It’s well documented that Eric Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations.
Laurence Juber & Martin Taylor
Peerless British Guitar Masters
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 332-1010
Best parking- Target Ramp, Lasalle & 10th
Laurence Juber got an extraordinary break when Paul McCartney chose him to become Wings’ lead guitarist. He has released 14 critically acclaimed solo albums, and Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar.
Martin Taylor – who was described by Pat Metheny as “one of the most awesome solo-guitar players in the history of the instrument” – is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him “The acoustic guitarist of his generation”. He is recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle guitar playing.