Roland Dyens and many more great artists.
Guitar-centered House concerts in Shingle Springs - info firstname.lastname@example.org - announced dates:
408 Roseville Square, Roseville, info: 916-787-8786
Saturday June 27, 2015, 7PM, TRIO SEVEN. St. Paul’s Church, 1430 J street, Sacramento 95814
Admission $15 General; $10 Student trioseven.com
Come enjoy an evening of classical masterworks, including Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and selections from Falla’s El Amor Brujo. The program will also include works by Rachmaninov, Bach, Gismonti, Grasso, and popular movie themes.
Founded in 2010, Trio Seven is an all Extended 7-string guitar ensemble that covers a range of styles, including baroque, romantic, classical, impressionist, and improvisatory.
Trio Seven seeks to expand and elevate the repertory of guitar ensemble through lucid transcriptions and original works.
Its current members are Matthew Grasso, Harry Stoddard, and Matthew Foley.
Matthew Grasso, Classical Guitarist and Composer, 530-759-9071, Website:matthewgrasso.com
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ninth Annual Celebration of the 7-String Guitar
Davis Arts Center
1919 F st, Davis, Ca,
This year’s program includes new age music, jazz/blues, movie themes and the ancient ragas of India. The Southern California ensemble Sukhavati presents original new age compositions for the 20-stringed harp guitar and hand bells. Santa Rosa guitarist Nate Lopez (pictured above) will “funk it up” on the seven and eight-string guitar. Trio Seven will engage the audience with their favorite movie themes. Indian musician Steve Oda will bless the room with his 25-stringed sarod while accompanied by Matthew Grasso on a modified raga guitar and William Rossel on tabla.
Matthew Grasso – modified raga guitar, extended 7-string guitar
Nate Lopez – 7-string guitar
Steve Oda – sarod (25-stringed Indian instrument)
Nick Vest – 20-course harp-guitar
Matthew Foley – extended 7-string guitar
Harry Stoddard – extended 7-string guitar
William Rossel – tabla (Indian percussion)
Ayame – hand bells
Andrew York is one of classical guitars crowned jewels. Having a rich history in classical guitar and jazz expect a high degree of experience to draw from during your workshops.
Ed Gerhard is one of fingerstyle guitars greatest tone masters. Taking a simple set of changes whether soulful or contemporary he will coax and finesse endless color out of each note.
Macyn Taylor is a rising presence in the fingerstyle world. She trained with John Stropes at UWM and is a frequent performer at fingerstyle guitar festivals and concerts.
Maneli Jamal has found a passion and groove like no other. He consistently creates palatable compositions with excellent musicality and freshness in the ear.
Michael Chapedelaine is without a doubt the beach surfer guitar genius in the crowd. Having studied with Segovia this gifted player has a rich vocabulary of techniques for creating jaw dropping interpretations of classic gems.
Muriel Anderson began with and picked up where Chet Atkins left off. A consummate artist she has created an impressive catalog of compositions and recordings during her career. The queen of the craft she is well worth spending time with.
Tony McManus is one of the legends in the Celtic tradition who has taken his musical skill to a rare level of excellence. He has arranged Mingus in DADGAD, plays Bach on occasion, and mastered the Scottish "Shiver" with his thumb.
William Coulter is deeply rooted in Irish music and culture. Classically trained on guitar and aligned with the pure traditions of Ireland Bill produces a sonic feast for the ears in his arrangements and performances.