Guitar Passions Tour
Tuesday February 18th
Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of Latin, Brazilian, and jazz. Three-time Grammy-Award winning Sharon Isbin teams up with the iconic jazz master Stanley Jordan and Brazil’s leading guitarist Romero Lubambo for an electrifying experience.
Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique andversatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “thepre-eminent guitarist of our time”. She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best ClassicalGuitarist” award, the Madrid Queen Sofia and Toronto Competitions, and was thefirst guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition. She has given sold-out performances throughout the world in thegreatest halls including New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston’sSymphony Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center,London’s Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’sConcertgebouw, Paris’ Châtelet, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal,Madrid’s Teatro Real, and many others. She has served as Artistic Director/Soloist of festivals she created forCarnegie Hall and the Ordway Music Theatre(St. Paul), her own series at NewYork’s 92nd Street Y, and the acclaimed national radio series Guitarjam. She is a frequent guest on national radioprograms including All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie HomeCompanion. She has been profiled on television throughout the world, including CBSSunday Morning and the A&E Network, and was a featured guest on ShowtimeTelevision’s international hit series The L Word. On September 11, 2002, Ms.Isbinperformed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial. InNovember 2009, she performed a concert at the White House by invitation of thePresident and First Lady. She performed as featured soloist in the soundtrackfor Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning film, The Departed. She has beenprofiled in periodicals from People to Elle, The Wall Street Journal, and the NewYork Times, as well as on the cover of 45 magazines.
In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan hasconsistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination,versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classicalmasterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straightahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordancan always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into theunexpected. On his latest Mack Avenue recording, Friends, Jordan takes the time-honored path of inviting a handpicked cadreof guests: guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Stern, Russell Malone and CharlieHunter; violinist Regina Carter; saxophonists Kenny Garrett and Ronnie Laws;trumpeter Nicholas Payton; bassists Christian McBride and Charnett Moffett; anddrummer Kenwood Dennard. The results proved truly outstanding on numbersranging from a Bela Bartok piece to a Katy Perry pop smash, a heady originalblues and three jazz classics spanning swing, cool and modern. There’s alistener-friendly samba, an airy spirit song and an astounding nod to theatonal. Jordan even plays some serious piano on a couple of songs, revisitinghis first instrument with newfound confidence and wonder.
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