Celebrating Ana Vidović (born November 8, 1980,) a Croatian classical guitarist. She started playing guitar at the age of five, at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious Academy of Music in Zagreb, and studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
Celebrating Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her roots-influenced music incorporates elements of blues, rock, folk and country.
Celebrating Roberta Joan Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) professionally known as Joni Mitchell, a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s open-tuned guitar compositions are harmonically and rhythmically complex.
Celebrating Aurora “Rory” Block (born November 6, 1949,) an American blues guitarist and singer, a notable exponent of the country blues style.
Celebrating Ruyter Suys (born Ruyter Lara Johanna Pakon Suys, November 5, 1968, in Vancouver, Canada) the lead guitar player of the band Nashville Pussy.
Celebrating Herbert “Bert” Jansch (November 3, 1943 – October 5, 2011) a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s as an acoustic guitarist.
Celebrating Ramón Montoya (November 2, 1879 – June 20, 1949), a Flamenco guitarist and composer born into a family of Gitano (Romani) cattle traders.
A benefit concert for Syrian refugees with guitarist Ayman Jarjour.
Monday, November 5, 2018
506 View St, St Paul, MN 55102
Ayman Jarjour has served on the faculty of the High Institute of Music in Damascus, Syria and received his Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain where he studied with Jose Luis Rodrigo. He pursued his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Sharon Isbin. Jarjour has been actively performing in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East. This includes concerts in Damascus, Beirut, Amman, Madrid, Bonn, Helsinki, London, Edinburgh, Tunis, Khartoum, Valletta, Cairo, Alexandria, Istanbul and Taipei. In New York, he gave a concert to a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of Artists International’s Special Presentation Award.
Minnesota Acoustic Guitar Showcase presents Dan Schwartz, Ben Abrahamson and Sam Breckenridge at The Aster Café
Sunday November 4, 2018
The Aster Café
125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 379-3138
RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS
Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot
$5 Cover charges on the tab.
free on-street parking 2 blocks north on University and beyond
The Minnesota Acoustic Guitar Showcase is a musical collective of 10 Twin Cities based guitarists who cover a diverse range of styles in their solo sets and collaborations of rotating players. Sunday’s show features Dan Schwartz, Ben Abrahamson and Sam Breckenridge.
Dan Schwartz has written and released nine CDs and has been featured on several internationally released acoustic guitar compilations including Narada Records Masters of Acoustic Guitar. His latest solo CD is a collection of finger-style guitar tunes played on harp guitar and acoustic lap steel.
Ben Abrahamson blends the improvisation of jazz with the dexterity of flamenco. He has composed works for the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, Mac Jazz big band, and Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance Dept.
Sam Breckenridge is an expressive acoustic guitar player and reflects his interest in guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Andy Mckee, and Erik Mongrain, with lightning fast harmonics, classical right-hand movements, and percussive beats on the body of the guitar.
Celebrating Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) an American guitarist and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band until his death following a motorcycle crash at the age of 24.