Benefit concert for Syrian refugees with guitarist Ayman Jarjour

Ayman Jarjour

A benefit concert for Syrian refugees with guitarist Ayman Jarjour. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:00 pm

Awaken Community

506 View St, St Paul, MN 55102

(651) 419-1613

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.


M.A.G.S. presents Dan Schwartz, Ben Abrahamson and Sam Breckenridge at The Aster Café


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


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.