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Classical Wednesdays at GiG - October 15, 2005

I've been drafted as the curator for Classical Wednesdays at GiG. Gig is a small stat-of-the-art performance space featuring live music five times a week. If you'd like to perform there, let me know. Check out

More Sol - October 15, 2005

Sol Cafe has extended their musical offering through December, so we're adding nine more solo guitar performances. It's a small room, so reservatons are a good idea. I play whatever I feel like, from the Bach Chaconne to Walton Bagatelles. All accoustic. Check out the Calendar for dates.

New MP3s - September 18, 2005

Two new live recordings: Manuel de Falla's Duermete Nino from Siete Canciones de Espana and Sir William Walton's Bagatelle 5 in the MP3 page.

Tickets for sale - September 13, 2005

Duo Guadalupe performs four Paganini sonatas and two Carulli Serenades on October 7th at the historic Santuario de Chimayo in Northern New Mexico. Seating is very limited and tickets are only available in advance. Details in the Calendar.

CD sales donated to Red Cross - August 31, 2005

Thousands of independent musicians have come toghether offering their entire wholesale profit from cd sales to the Red Cross., the coolest independent music online store, is setting up a special gallery pointing to the CDs that are donating their sales to the Red Cross.

Our cd "Duo Guadalupe Music for Violin and Guitar" is there, and there are all other kinds of music. I'm sure you'll find something you like.

There are almost nine thousand different titles available. If each one sells a handfull of copies, we could raise hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly. Please check it out.

Also, you can donate directly at

New MP3s - August 30, 2005

I've just posted some new MP3s, including a home recording of a charming little Brazilian tango. Check out the MP3 page.

Lets do the GFA! - August 30, 2005

After a few years I've got the itch to do little competing again, so I'll be in the Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition in October. I'll have the pleasure to prepare for it with Joe Williams, who'll be there too.

Round Mountain at College of Santa Fe World Music day - August 26, 2005

Listening to Round Mountain is one of the most interesting musical experiences I've had in a while. Check them out Saturday August 27 at the College of Santa Fe "Quad" at 4:30.

Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival - August 26, 2005

The annual Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival starts today and runs for
three days
through this weekend. All activities are at the Santa Fe

For details, look at

At 11 AM on Saturday, California based Eric Thompson is giving a 1 hour-long advanced
Flatpick guitar
workshop and that at 2 - 4 PM Saturday, Bob Fisher is giving the
beginning Flatpick
guitar workshop. If you are interested, catch one or both of
workshops. I
You can contact Bob Fisher at

Pablo Champion at Waldorf, too! - August 26, 2005

Due to the great demmand, my friend Pablo Champion has joined me in the Faculty at the Santa Fe Waldorf High School Guitar Department. Hopefully now we'll be able to accomodate all interested students!

Back at Waldorf - August 23, 2005

I'll be teaching the Advanced Guitar Ensemble Class at Santa Fe Waldorf High School this year. They are very supportive of the music program. I'll post their performance dates on the calendar as they get chosen.

Fridays at Sol Cafe - August 4, 2005

Solo guitar at Sol Cafe, every Friday evening through September. Great food, beautiful service, in the hart of Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Fancy! - Details in the Calendar

Unbeliveble Jam Sessions - July 27, 2005

The most amazing jam sessions have been going on at GiG. Sometimes after playing at the Lensic, major artists have come by for late night performances, or have just dropped by to scare us all: Jamie Hadad, Paul McCandless, Marc Copeland, Art Lande, and the likes.

Ainadamar Festival - July 16, 2005

Celebrating the new production of Osvaldo Golijov's opera Ainadamar, the Santa Fe Opera will be ofering a series of performances about the lives of Federico Garcia Lorca and Margarita Xirgu. "LORCA: LANDSCAPES & IMPRESSIONS", August 5 through 20 should be a blast, the musical director is Gonzalo Grau.


100 South Guadalupe St., SANTA FE, NM
Tuesday, AUGUST 16, 2005, 6:00 pm


The Leitner sisters are great performers. I had the pleasure to teach Gnevieve years ago, and we recently played toghether in Abiquiu. Cecilia's singing is also extrordinary. They have been studying at the North Carolina School for the Arts for a few years now.

This concert features music of Martini, Schubert, Mertz, Brouwer, Pernambuco, San Andres, Gounod, Tarrega, Blanch, and New Mexican Songs. They just performed this program in the Illuminations Series in North Carolina.

Info. & Advance tickets: (505) 920-9728 or (505) 351-4283

Fundraiser - July 3, 2005

Come by GiG (1808 2nd Street) this Wednesday, July 6, at 8:00. I'll be playing a couple of sets 'tillabout 10:00. While you're there, give all your money to the Open Arts Foundation, before you spend it on rent, food, or other silly things.

Call for musicians - July 3, 2005

Meridian Cafe is looking for musicians for Sunday mornings. I was playing there in June, and it's a realy nice gig. OH, AND THE COFFEE...

Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival - July 3, 2005

Here is the line-up for 2005
Don't missany of it!

Santa Fe Jazz & International Music Festival

July 15 - 31, 2005

The Santa Fe Jazz & International Music Festival runs from July 15th through 31st, 2005. The Festival features 17 days of traditional and contemporary Jazz, World Music from Brazil, South Africa, Panama, Cuba and the US, and some real Rock and Blues guitar heroes.

July 15, 2005 - 8:30 p.m.
The Yellowjackets - For 20 years the Yellowjackets have been one of the most important and creative "rhythm and jazz" groups in existence. Featuring the combined talents of Bob Mintzer, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and Marcus Baylor, The Yellowjackets live are nothing short of astonishing! Come help us kick off Festival 2005 with this brilliant, high energy group!

July 16, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.
Kevin Mahogany - A real Festival favorite, Kevin's unmistakable voice has made him what Newsweek calls "The standout vocalist of his generation." Whitney Balliet declared in The New Yorker, "There is little Mahogany cannot do." He's right!

Danilo Perez Trio - A three-time Grammy nominee and member of Wayne Shorter's group, Danilo's playing led The New York Daily News to exclaim, "Perez weaves an astonishing, evocative web out of the many distinctive and colorful threads that make up Latin music." One of the premier Latin and jazz pianists around, Danilo's trio is nothing short of astonishing!

July 17, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Tuck and Patti - With remarkable musicality and depth, Tuck and Patti provide the kind of warmth and beauty that that is uniquely their own. Recognized worldwide as one of the great duos performing today, they recently released their tenth CD, "A Gift of Love", the title of which pretty much sums up their live performance. "Not since Ella Fitzgerald met Joe Pass on stage has there been so felicitous a mating as Tuck & Patti." Leonard Feather

July 19, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Grammy Award winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has come to represent the traditional culture of South Africa. They are regarded as South Africa's cultural emissaries at home and around the world. This ten-piece choir is world-renowned for their instantly recognizable sound, and they were featured prominently on Paul Simon's Graceland album. This should be one of the most memorable Festival evenings ever!

July 20, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.
Paul McCandless/Art Lande - Multi-reed player McCandless (founding member of Oregon) and piano iconoclast Lande create one of the freshest sounds in jazz and World Music today. Paul's compositions and signature sounds on oboe, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, and other instruments have help propel two legendary groups (Oregon and The Paul Winter Consort) to world prominence. Art Lande's supremely musical piano playing and compositions have made him a revered figure in modern jazz. For 20 years this formidable duo has blazed their own trail, creating a unique and beautiful sound.

Paul Winter Consort
One of the founders of the World Music movement, Paul Winter has captured a huge audience worldwide. As an award-winning saxophonist, bandleader, composer, and explorer of the world's musical traditions, Paul Winter has been motivated for the past thirty years by the vision of a musical-ecological community and has followed a steady course towards his unique 'Earth Music,' a vital celebration of the creatures and cultures of the whole earth. In live performance, the Consort's spectacular multicultural musicianship is sheer joy!

July 21, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Simon Shaheen Group

"From Cordoba to Damascus"

Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin. He is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process. In this special concert, he will be tracing the route of the development of the oud across continents and musical styles. This is an event not to be missed, with one of the true living masters of Arabic music.

July 22, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Eliane Elias - The renowned Brazilian singer/pianist returns with a superb band featuring bassist Marc Johnson. One of the most powerful performers on the jazz and World Music scene, the San Francisco Examiner states "Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times." Her sultry vocals and charismatic stage presence make for an overwhelmingly appealing evening. Don't miss the return of last year's hottest Festival performer!

July 23, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.
Oscar Castro-Neves - The brilliant guitarist, composer, and singer has long been regarded as one of the seminal figures in modern Brazilian music. Oscar's latest CD, Playful Heart, was chosen as one of the 10 best critic's choice albums of the year by JazzIz Magazine. Oscar's onstage warmth and deep musicianship are undeniable and a joy to witness. Oscar will be performing in a rare solo appearance.

Jane Bunnett & The Spirits of Havana - Twice nominated for a Grammy, the amazing soprano saxophonist and flutist leads a six-piece band of stellar Cuban musicians. Bunnett's music covers a huge amount of stylistic ground while remaining grounded in the Cuban and jazz traditions that she espouses so brilliantly. For those of you who enjoyed The Buena Vista Social Club, this promises to be an energetic and soulful evening!

July 24, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.
Marc Copland - Pianist Marc Copland, recognized as an innovator with a unique grasp of harmony and color, is perhaps the foremost proponent of the lyrical school of jazz piano today. The most prolific pianist of the new millennium, Copland has 13 critically acclaimed releases to his credit since 2000 and another three releases scheduled for 2005. sums it up best - "A quiet giant of his instrument...the stuff of legend."

Kurt Elling - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy Award nominee, Kurt Elling combines vocalese with the spoken word, improvised scatting, and an appreciation of the classic jazz songbook to re-energize the art of jazz singing for a new generation. He has released six albums of self-produced music for the famous Blue Note label. In the category of "Best Male Singer", Kurt has won the Down Beat and the JazzTimes critics polls three years running, the most recent Down Beat readers poll, two Jazz Journalists Awards, and the Prix Billie Holiday from the Academie du Jazz in Paris. He is also one of the most popular and requested Festival artists of the past five years!

July 27, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Luciana Souza / Romero Lubambo
A fantastic voice and guitar duo featuring two of the hottest contemporary Brazilian musicians on the planet! The New York Post raves, "Luciana Souza's singing has that special something to it, a quiet passion, a luminous beauty that makes for transcendental listening." Coupled with Romero's total mastery of the Brazilian guitar, you experience an unparalleled window into the Brazilian soul.

July 28, 2005 - 7:30 p.m.
Dori Caymmi - A guitarist, singer, and composer, and member of one of Brazil's most important musical families, Dori is one of the founding fathers of modern Brazilian music, a two-time Grammy nominee and composer of dozens of well-known Brazilian songs. We are honored that Dori has agreed to play one of his very rare solo concerts. This is a unique opportunity to experience an intimate evening with one of the heroes of Brazil!

Ron Miles - Having performed with Bill Frisell, Don Byron, and many others, Ron is one of the most innovative, lyrical trumpet players around and a stunning composer! His profound compositions and quiet power were the highlight of last year's Festival for many jazz aficionados. "Miles plays brilliantly, singing the melodies with a tone bright and vocalized, tinged with melancholy, hitting all the notes spot-on while implying the spaces between them." Down Beat Magazine

July 29, 2005 - Guitar Madness! 7:30 p.m. - Two Bands
Robben Ford - A four-time Grammy-nominated blues-fusion guitarist and vocalist, Robben is a true guitar hero! Today, possessing a resume that includes stints with an impressively broad range of other musical personalities Miles Davis, George Harrison, Little Feat, Yellowjackets, Joni Mitchell and Tom Scott among many others - Ford has demonstrated that he is one of the finest and most well respected guitarists on the planet. He has effortlessly traversed genres without compromising his exquisite, blues-based playing and singing. If sophisticated blues is your thing, Robben is the one to hear!

Eric Johnson - No one plays like this renowned Texas rocker! Eric is hands-down one of the greatest rock guitar players alive. With a rabid worldwide following, his spectacular virtuosic technique, deep tone, and soulful singing have defined the term consummate musician. Eric will be in his "electric band" context tonight.

Don't miss this unique chance to hear two contemporary guitar icons on the same bill!

July 30, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Gary Burton's Generations - Gary Burton is a Grammy Award winning performer with 20 years of top vibist honors from Down Beat Magazine. He has single-handedly defined the state of the art on his instrument and helped develop a major new thrust in jazz for the last four decades. As an educator, he has helped shape the careers of countless musicians under his tutelage. One of the most significant personalities in jazz, he appears at this year's Festival with a smoking new five-piece ensemble.

July 31, 2005 - 8 p.m.
Dave Holland Quintet - This extraordinary bassist has more honors and awards to his name than just about any other living jazz musician. His collaborations with other jazz icons read like a who's who of contemporary music. His incredible band features Chris Potter, Nate Smith, Robin Eubanks, and Steve Nelson. We are honored to welcome The Dave Holland Quintet back to Santa Fe in a fitting close for this Festival season!

All concerts take place at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Please check for more information on these concerts and updated scheduling information. Tickets for the Festival can be purchased July 10th at or by calling the Lensic Theatre box office at 505-988-1234.

The Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival is produced and presented by the nonprofit Open Arts Foundation in partnership with the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact the Open Arts Foundation at 505-989-8442 or visit

Henry Butler Trio - June 15, 2005

Saturday June 18, 2005
GiG Performance Space
1808 Second St., Suite H
8PM - Tickets are a suggested donation of $20
To reserve tickets call 989-8442

Henry has been nominated a 4th straight year for the W.C. Handy Awards  Best Instrumentalist - Piano.
He will performing with his trio. Don't miss this chance to see this New Orleans' great, up close and personal! (As in you can sit 3 feet away from the piano!)

Guitar players should not ride skateboards - June 15, 2005

Yes, I know. I shouldn't have done it. But I did, fell, thought I hurt my wrist. But it's OK now. No cancelations. I'll see you all at Sol Cafe on Friday and at Meridian cafe on Sunday.

Guitar at Sol Cafe - June 10, 2005

Sol Cafe on Cannyon Road in Santa Fe has excellent cuisine. During the summer, they'll have guitar music every Friday, 6-8PM. Alternating weeks solo guitar Roberto Capocchi, and guitar duo Sol e Luna.

Call for musicians - June 9, 2005

The Cancer Institute of New Mexico Foundation is looking for local musicians willing to donate soothing music for the out-patient chemotherapy room on West Zia Road in Santa Fe.

Because of space restrictions, solo acts are prefered (maybe a duo.)

Please call Susie Chapin at (505) 955-7958, or take a look at

Double Play at GiG June 22 - June 8, 2005

"Double Play”: Classical Gypsies

On Wednesday, June 22nd at 8:00pm, the classical guitar duo "Double Play" will perform an exciting concert of contemporary and ethnic music from around the world at GiG!
For more information regarding "Double Play", please email,

An emerging ensemble, Double Play is made up of acclaimed classical guitarists and composers, Michael Lich and Joseph V. Williams II. This innovative duo stretches the timbre limits of the classical guitar, creating colors and textures evocative of music from around the world.
From the beauty of American bluegrass to the raucous tumult of Macedonian folk dances, Double Play presents ethnic inspired music as well as original works that culminate in riveting performances.

Radio adds - June 2, 2005

I'm glad to be a new sponsor at Radio America.

You can hear the adds this month mostly during the Saturday afternoon program Mother Media, a great progressive show hosted by my friend Leland.

In the Santa Fe area, it's at 1400 AM.

New Location - May 27, 2005

New and improved teaching studio, featuring a big window, at 2008 Rosina Street suite 4. Click here for a map:
Across the street from Salazar Elementary.
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