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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

BEPPE GAMBETTA IN CONCERT

7:30 - $20

After being fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta began a prolific career based on his “life on the road”,  devoted to travelling, meeting and learning from artist of other cultures, as well as researching, reviving and teaching old forgotten music from the past. Through all of these experiences, Beppe was able to create his own peculiar guitar style, a poetic creative synthesis that reflects his work on the roots music of both sides of the Ocean and brought him to perform all over North America, Europe, and also to South America and Australia. Beppe will perform with his spectacular style a mixture of traditional and original music including many numbers from the latest CD “Round Trip”, recorded for the Canadian label Borealis Records.

"...Though he's shown over the years that he can keep pace with the Tony Rices and Dan Crarys of the world, , it is Gambetta's understated elegance as a flatpicker that has set him apart and made him an in-demand partner the world over, and he's as elegant as ever on Rendez-vous." Sing Out!

"Italian guitarist, Beppe Gambetta is considered by many musicians in the world as one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. His talent, his taste, and his execution are superb. Bluegress Unlimited 

“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent...” Cornish Guardian 

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Chuck Prophet

7:30 - $25

Chuck Prophet writes and sings about heartbreak and everyman heroism, drenched in twisted lines of rude Telecaster or beautiful acoustic strumming. During an eight-year run with the seminal cosmic country band Green on Red, he cut his first major label session with legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson, burned through a couple of big record deals, and ventured a debut solo effort, followed by years of great solo releases and tours that evolved him into a prolific rock ‘n’ roll classicist.

Prophet has written and/or played with Warren Zevon, Jonathan Richman, Cake, Bob Neuwirth, Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams and many others. His tunes have been covered by the likes of Solomon Burke and Heart. TV appearances include Austin City Limits, Letterman and Carson Daly and his music has been featured in film and television, including HBO’s True Blood. Prophet’s latest disc is Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins, a California noir inspired by the mysterious death of rocker Bobby Fuller. This evening is a solo show. 

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Presented by Southwest Roots Music and The Santa Fe Performance Exchange

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Steve Oda & Ty Burhoe

7:30 - $20

 

In 1973 Steve became a disciple of the legendary musician, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, one of India’s treasures. For over thirty years Steve Oda has been blessed with many international performances that have included such outstanding musicians as Pandit Sharda Sahai, Bob Becker (NEXUS), Ravi Naimpally (TASA), Ty Burhoe, Anubrata Chatterjee, and Vineet Vyas. He has also been privileged to accompany many eminent musicians including Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Sharda Sahai, Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.

Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He is internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unique collaborations that weave tabla with other world traditions. Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Art Lande, Krishna Das, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Howard Levy, Kitaro, Jon Anderson (Yes) and many more.

 

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Bruce Dunlap & Ty Burhoe

7:30 - $20

Bruce Dunlap - Guitar

"A tour de force" Jazz Times 
"Evocative and spellbinding." New York Times 
"The grace and emotional import of fine poetry.” Jazziz 
"Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso." Elusive Disc 
"A startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity." Jazz Now “
"Used tonal color so vividly that the musical notes felt like wet paint." allaboutjazz.com 
"Acoustic jazz guitar played stunningly well... fascinating new compositions." Jim Hall

Ty Burhoe - Tabla

Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He is internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unique collaborations that weave tabla with other world traditions. Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Art Lande, Krishna Das, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Howard Levy, Kitaro, Jon Anderson (Yes) and many more.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

7:30 - $22 advance - $27 day of show

 

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are two of the world's leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. For over two decades, the Irish fiddler and American guitarist have performed at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. The duo also helped found the new Irish supergroup The Gloaming.

Fiddler Martin Hayes is considered one of Ireland's most innovative and influential musicians. By age 19 Martin had won six All-Ireland fiddle championships. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Folk Instrumentalist of the Year (BBC), Person of the Year (American Irish Historical Society), Spirit Of Ireland award from the Irish Arts Center of NY, and Ireland's prestigious Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4).

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist from Chicago born to Irish-speaking parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. His spare, essential accompaniment to Hayes' fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. He has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Kevin Burke, Liz Carroll, and Eileen Ivers, as well as many Irish musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Presented by Amp Concerts

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Pierre Bensusan

7:30 - $20. advance - $24. at the door

"The way the guitar would want to sound if it played itself.”

Acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader’s Poll, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century. 

Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre's name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age or World Music were invented. He has literally created a style of playing with the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and original and improvisational vocalist, with his own scat technique. 

His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk, pop and more. None can be isolated as simply “World Music”, “Celtic”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent Pierre’s genuine vocabulary and the best part of our world in its current state, a world sharing itself. Not to be missed!

"To say that Bensusan is a master of the guitar is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math." Woodstock Times 

"Pierre’s music is an example of how you can revitalize and justify the term "World Music" … Neither jazz nor folk nor Spanish classical, neither rai nor chaabi, nor flamenco (old or new), it nonetheless contains all of these – a translucent, fully realized and seamless chamber-acoustic melange, played softly and without affectation." Misfit City Music Blog

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Manuel Valera Trio w Mark Whitfield Jr. and Hans Glawsichnig

7:30 - $20

Based in New York City, Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others. In addition, he has been awarded several grants for composition most notably Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Manuel has travelled the world performing in over 30 countries at some of the biggest international venues and festivals.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa

7:30 - $20

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of the Rocky Mountain Region's most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift  audiences of all ages.

Adam Agee’s fiddle music is alive, dynamically fluid, and colorful. Through opportunities in America and Ireland, he has had the chance to study with many of today’s living tradition-bearers. Within the rapidly developing culture of traditional music, suffused and enriched by a global exchange of ideas, Adam’s fiddle playing is grounded in a personal, aesthetic quest. Jon Sousa fell in love with music at an early age. His passion for music has taken him all over the world, from the beautiful countryside of France to study with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan, to Senegal, West Africa, to study Sabar Drumming, and eventually to reside in Ireland in 2008. There he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music while earning his Master of Arts degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick. 

“Adam’s music has been familiar to me for many years... I’ve never heard him play a note that wasn’t sincere and from the heart. His music is true and free from pretense.” Martin Hayes

“Brilliantly conceived and executed debut album... creative and thoughtful combinations... seamless transitions and musical excellence...” - Rodger Hara, Celtic Connection

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri - Transylvanian Concert

7:30 - $20

Transylvanian born, NYC based pianist LUCIAN BAN and American violist and Grammy nominee MAT MANERI will present material from their award winning 2013 ECM release “Transylvanian Concert” and premier new music for a follow up album. 

When they joined up for a concert in an opera house in Targu Mures in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as Jazz Times puts it, “as close as it gets to Goth jazz.” Released in 2013 by ECM Records, the Transylvanian Concert album features a program of self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music, and album has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, including several Best Album of 2013 awards, and has spawned continuous touring.  

The Guardian (UK) noted  Transylvanian Concert’s “own kind of melancholy beauty and wayward exuberance”, The New York Times called it “a lovely and restive new album”, All About Jazz hailed its “moments of unanticipated beauty”,  L.A. Weekly talks about a performance that is “mesmerizing, evocative and sensually explicit” and The Village Voice calls it “is one of those records that whisk you away”. JAZZ WEEKLY talks about “A modern collection of sonatas that erase the lines between jazz and classical, a melding of sounds similar to a modern liturgy”.

Co-presented with the Romanian Cultural Institute New York 

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Gabrielle Louise

7:30 - $20

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the predisposition to wanderlust and song.

Gabrielle Louise's music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited and versatile delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next a smoky jazz chanteuse.

Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, Gabrielle's performances are notably present and sincere, a professional presentation of her private creative world. Her story-telling and banter envelopes and enchants, gently enticing her listener to release their grip on the status quo. Perhaps because of this quality, Louise has been entrusted to share the stage with greats such as Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Joan Osborne, Eliza Gilkyson, and Guy Clark.

"One of the finest songwriters of her generation"  -David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine 

"If the Static Clears by Singer/Songwriter Gabrielle Louise is deliciously literate 
and thought-provoking (thus sexy) Americana"  -Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly