October 2nd â€“ Sunday, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
In the tradition of the famed Massey Hall concert in Toronto in 1952, where our patron saint Charlie Parker had to be billed as â€œCharlie Chanâ€ for contractual reasons, we must not name the performer gracing our stage todayâ€¦
However, trust that he is a performer of extraordinary repute in his lovely and intricate profession of solo acoustic jazz guitar, â€œone of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation,â€ with a repertoire thatÂ â€œspans the entire history of the music from ragtime through swing to modern masters like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols to free improvisationâ€â€¦
Various critics named his albumÂ â€œSpinning Songâ€ among the best jazz records of 1997 in Cadence and Coda magazines, and it placed high on the Cadence readerâ€™s poll of that year. Acoustic Guitar magazine dubbed it â€œone of the best guitar records ever recorded â€“ by anybody.â€
Do click, and, please, do come! You wonâ€™t be disappointed!
For this show only, $20 requested donation per adult seated
— only eight seats available!
$10 per adult suggested for standing room.
Pets $30; children free!
AND: IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS MUSIC AND THE INSTRUMENT IT’S PLAYED ON, PLEASE NOTE THE BENEFIT CONCERT TO BE HELD NEXT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (CORNER OF DUBOCE & NOE) TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LUTHIER (GUITAR MAKER) GEORGE PEACOCK.
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Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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