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JAS Café: Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber

1/31/2020 to 2/1/2020
7:00 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. shows
 
World-renowned virtuosos and multi-award winning guitarists perform a mind & ear bending blend of jazz, pop and more.
 
Martin Taylor:
Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’. He dazzles audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world.
 
Collaborations with artists including Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton have seen him garner two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards and in 2002 he was appointed MBE ‘For Services to Jazz Music’ by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. As one of the world’s most recognized online guitar teachers his innovative online guitar school with its headquarters in Napa, CA has been featured on NPR, BBC, Fox News and the LA Times and is subscribed to by guitarists in over 58 countries.
 
Laurence Juber:
 
“One of the world's most remarkable acoustic guitarists.” - The South China Post
Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.
 
First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy®, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.
 
Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has recorded more than two dozen albums which spot-light his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. His 2018 release, Touchstones, is an historic collection of the roots of fingerstyle guitar from the renaissance to the early 20th century, with a matching folio published by Hal Leonard. Downtown, a jazz-inflected collection of standard tunes, was released in April 2019.
 
LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement and performance of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy®, while his arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial. Juber’s DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir (AIX Rec-ords) won a CES Demmy award for best surround-sound audio.
 
His 'photo memoir' Guitar With Wings was published by Dalton Watson Fine Books.
As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.
Juber co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and scored the NBC Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest. His music is also fea-tured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning.
 

Other JAS Cafe Performances

Jan 10-11 Alphonso Horne & The Gotham City Kings

Feb 13-14 Curtis Stigers

Feb 20-21 Duchess 

Mar 7 Poncho Sanchez

March 13-14 Carolyn Leonhart

Mar 27-28 Jamison Ross B3 Trio

 

Location: 
Downstairs @ The Little Nell
Location Address: 
675 E. Durant Ave
Contact Phone: 
970.920.4996

 

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