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.


Momčilo Moma Aleksandrić


Momčilo Moma Aleksandrić is one of the very talented Serbian classical guitar students in the University of Minnesota’s program with Maja Radovanlija. He has been tearing up the guitar competitions in Hong Kong, China, Miami, South Carolina, and others. Today, Moma is presenting a program of stalwart guitar repertoire at The Baroque Room in Lowertown St. Paul, a performance space upstairs in the Northwestern Building, which is adjacent to the St. Paul Farmers Market and used to house Golden’s Deli.

Momčilo Moma Aleksandrić, classical guitar
Pieces by Britten, Milano, Sor, Llobet, D’Angelo and Ginastera.

Today, Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:00 PM

The Baroque Room

275 East 4th Street Suite #280, Saint Paul, MN, 55118

$15 | $10 Seniors & Students

nearby parking ramps, Green Line LRT = best bet



Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal op.70 after John Dowland

Francesco Canova da Milano: Fantasia no.13

Fernando Sor: Largo non tanto op.7

Miguel Llobet: Variations on a theme of Fernando Sor op.15

Nuccio D’Angelo: Due Canzoni Lidie

Leo Brouwer: Escape of the Lovers from the Valley of the Echoes

Alberto Ginastera: Sonata for Guitar


Eric Johnson

eric johnson

ERIC JOHNSON Ah Via Musicom Tour

The Cedar Cultural Center

Tomorrow Thursday Oct 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

General Admission

$38 Advance / $40 Day of Show

This is a seated show.

The Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

best parking: 19th Avenue ramp

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.


The pivotal event in Johnson’s rise to becoming, as Guitar Player says, “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet,” was his million-selling, now-classic 1990 album Ah Via Musicom (which loosely translates as “communicating through music”). It was his second release, following Tones, his 1986 major label debut. Musicom yielded three Top 10 singles – including ”Cliffs of Dover,” which has become Johnson’s signature song.

The Austin, Texas-based Johnson also closes out 2017 with a new album, Collage, that combines five new original songs with five covers that reflect both his inspirations and range. 

Once Ah Via Musicom hit, the Los Angeles Times noted how he had already “been compared with rock’s immortals.” But Eric himself modestly demurs. “I don’t think I’m a rock god. I just keep playing. It’s fun, and I’m glad people enjoy it.”

MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase Brunch at Icehouse MPLS on Eat Street, This Sunday October 28, 2018, 11AM, no cover


The MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase is the brainchild of guitarist Elgin Foster and features a diverse array of Twin Cities-based acoustic guitar players at venues like Icehouse MPLS on Eat Street and the Aster Cafe on the riverfront in N.E. Minneapolis. These performances often feature players like Sam Breckenridge, whose progressive acoustic guitar style pays tribute to its wellspring, Michael Hedges, or the transcendent, floating, dream-like music of Dan Schwartz with his harp guitar and Weissenborn acoustic slide guitar. A sampler CD of a number of M.A.G.S. artists is also available.

This Sunday October 28, 2018 at 11AM will be another in a long string of monthly Sunday brunch shows at Icehouse, and features Gabriel Andrews, Joel Shapira, and Foster himself. These shows are very worthy of your attendance and you can find free on-street parking a block off of Nicollet on Blaisdell.

Upcoming Shows:

10/28/18 Gabriel Andrews, Elgin Foster, Joel Shapira

11/25/18 Elgin Foster, Jerry Kosak, Steve Letho

12/23/18 Elgin Foster, Greg Herriges, Dan Schwartz



MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase

Sunday October 28, 2018, 11AM


Icehouse MPLS

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 276-6523

free parking on Blaisdell

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