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Jim Matus presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

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Jim Matus presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

Saturday, Feb. 27th 2pm at Windsor Arts Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT. Tickets $15, $10 CGS members. Advance ticket reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.ctguitar.org or The Guitar Society office (860) 249-1132.

Join us for an afternoon with Massachusetts resident Jim Matus, inventor and master of the solo laoutar, as he performs an intimate house concert. His music is mesmerizing and unique and like nothing you have ever heard before. Jim performs an original combination of Jazz, Middle Eastern, and Folk music. Beautiful melodic lines with some dissonant twists and trancey rhythms.

Suggested donation $15 door.

Phillip de Fremery presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

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Phillip de Fremery presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

Join us for an afternoon with Phillip de Fremery, an American Classical Guitarist, in a setting surrounded by an exclusive exhibition by New England Art Educators.

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2:00 PM, at Windsor Arts Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT. Tickets $15, $10 CGS members. Advance ticket reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.ctguitar.org or The Guitar Society office (860) 249-1132.

A former student of Oscar Ghiglia and Andres Segovia, Phillip de Fremery began his study of the guitar in 1963. He later enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under full scholarship, graduating in 1970. In 1972, he was named the assistant to Oscar Ghiglia at the Aspen Music Festival, and gave master classes in Aspen until 1975.

Guitarist Peter Blanchette Presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

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Guitarist Peter Blanchette Presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

SUNDAY, January 17, 2016, 2:00 PM, at Windsor Art Center

Join us for an afternoon of guitar in a setting surrounded by an exclusive exhibition by New England Art Educators.

Peter Blanchette’s guitar repertoire of unusual and internationally acclaimed arrangements and compositions spans from medieval to contemporary to ethnic, played in solo recital or with selected other instrumentalists to form the Virtual Consort. A recipient of the MCC Artist Grant in Music Composition, Blanchette is a veteran performer of such high profile venues as NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Judy Handler & Mark Levesque: Joy To The World

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Judy Handler & Mark Levesque:  Joy To The World

Thursday, December 17, 2015    7:00 p.m.

Judy Handler & Mark Levesque “JOY TO THE WORLD”

Holiday music for classical guitar & mandolin.

Come enjoy the enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music; and a variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor. You’ll enjoy the charming sound of the classical guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful holiday music from many cultures. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments! Suggested donation $15/door.

Emerging Artist Series: Hartt Guitar Department Concert!

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Emerging Artist Series: Hartt Guitar Department Concert!

Saturday, Dec 5th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Matt and Atla DeChamplain, joined by Nat Reeves on Bass, and Kris Jensen on Saxophone

Emerging Artist Series – Hartt School Guitar Department Concerts.
The 2015-2016 Concert Series is supported by a grant from the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee


past:
Saturday Nov. 21st: Hartt Select Jazz Student Group

Nat Reeves Concert!

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Nat Reeves Concert!

 

Nat Reeves has built a successful career touring the world with some of the most important figures in jazz in the last half-century. His work as a prominent educator at The Hartt School, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz has spanned over 30 years. As a bassist, he is regarded as a precise accompanist, known for his impeccable time, deep tones and great earthy, organic sound. As an educator, Nat mentors some of the future greats of jazz.

Sat. Nov 7th- 7:30: Directly following the Opening Artist Reception of ” Tones And Textures” 

Besides Nat Reeves’ extensive discography and international itinerary, he has performed at the most prestigious venues and festivals in the world, including the Montreaux, North Sea, Montreal, Newport, and JVC Jazz Festivals, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Yoshi’s, Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, and Berklee Performance Center.

Nat credits his accomplishments to experiences acquired performing, touring and recording with many of the most important musicians of our time.

Today, Nat is committed to Jackie McLean’s legacy at The Hartt School, as well as continuing his career performing. Influenced most by bassists Sam Jones, Paul Chambers and Ron Carter, Nat is a gifted musician, who continues to learn from his colleagues and students.

 

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

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Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:30-8:30PM

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters are a rotating pool of the finest bluegrass musicians in the Northeast, playing hard-driving, bluesy, traditional bluegrass. Led by the Grammy award winning dobro and fiddle player, His Characters will feature Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Andy Bromage (guitar), Pete Kelly (bass) and Joe Lemeris (banjo).
 
The band recently performed for the incoming class at Yale and were joined by the Yale president for a tune.  Hear the whole story on September
26!

Suggested Donation: $15 at the door

The 2015-2016 Concert Series is supported by a grant from the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee

2015 Concert Schedule

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2015 Concert Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming concerts at the Windsor Art Center:

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7-8M -Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson -jazz duo

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7-8PM -Kenn Morr Band -roots group

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7-8PMRhythms of the World with Judy Handler and Mark Levesque

 

Suggested donation: $15.00 at the door. 

 

Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson in Concert

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Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson in Concert

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7PM

Join the Art Center for a concert with Jazz guitarist Joe Carter and jazz flautist Al Ryerson!

Ali Ryerson grew up in New York City, the daughter of renowned Jazz and session guitarist Art Ryerson. She later graduated from The Hartt School. Her career spans four decades and she has toured the world, playing with many musical greats, including Kenny Barron, Stephane Grappelli, Roy Haynes, Joe Beck and Luciano Pavarotti. Ali has appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Guinness Festival in Scotland, JVC in New York and at Carnegie Hall. Ryerson has a background in Classical music and more than a dozen releases in her own name. Her latest Jazz disc is Con Brio! (2011). She is also the leader of The Jazz Flute Big Band, a unique all-flute ensemble.

Joe Carter started guitar studies at an early age, eventually focusing on Jazz. While earning B.A. and M.A. degrees in Jazz Performance and starting his Jazz Ph.D. studies at New York University he studied privately with guitarists Sal Salvador, John Scofield, Allan Hanlon, saxophonist Lee Konitz and pianist Don Friedman. After several performance and teaching trips to Brazil his current specialty is Brazilian Jazz, combining Straightahead and Bebop styles of Jazz with Samba, Bossa Nova and Northeast styles of Brazilian music.

During the course of his career Carter has recorded and/or performed with Jazz artists such as Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid, Harvie Swartz. Akira Tana, Stafford James, and many others. He is currently an instructor at Sacred Heart University and Hartford Conservatory, both in Connecticut, where he specializes in Guitar, World Music and Jazz courses. In addition to this, and also teaching privately in New York City, Joe Carter has taught clinic/ workshops in Europe, South America and the United States. He is also the author of four textbooks for guitar.

Suggested donation: $15.00 at the door.

 

 

 

CANCELLED -Neptune’s Car in Concert

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CANCELLED -Neptune’s Car in Concert

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7PM We are sorry to announce that this concert has been cancelled due to weather.  The duo will be rescheduling their performance and visiting the Art Center in the spring.  More information will be available soon.  

Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes are a nationally touring, acoustic duo who play original, contemporary music that often features stories, lighthouses and historical biographies. The duo’s shows have become known for their intimate performance style, carefully crafted lyrics, generous harmony singing, and exceptional guitar picking. Holly’s lovely voice seems instantly familiar.

“Holly’s vocals are tender, warm and quite evocative,” writes Maverick Magazine, “Steve’s guitar playing complements Holly’s vocals perfectly giving each of the songs depth and character.”

Neptune’s Car has been performing together since 2006 and have two acclaimed CD’s to their credit. Their third disc, The 45th Parallel, was just released in January. They also have a song, “Sink or Swim,” in the upcoming motion picture soundtrack “Keepers.”

Neptune’s Car has shared billing with Archie Fisher, Bill Staines, Seth Glier, Mustard’s Retreat, Anne Hills, Neil Woodward, Dan Hall and Rani Arbo. The duo was one of Folk Alley’s Top Picks of 2010 and their song, “Lighthouse Keeper,” was the #1 song on folk radio in September of that year. Hear their music at www. Neptunescar.com.

Suggested donation: $15.00 at the door.