If you’re looking for some serious Jazz Guitar playing, and you happen to find yourself in Macungie, PA, then make your way over to the Macungie Institute to check out a smokin’ Jazz Guitar series featuring some of today’s most prolific Jazz Guitarists.
Kicking the event off on Thursday, March 26, 2009 is the always swingin’ Chuck Anderson alongside the comparable Jazz Guitar talent of Frank DiBussolo. In fact, Frank will be the one constant in a stream of talent as he performs with the likes of Bob DeVos on April 23, John Stowell on May 21, Steve Herberman and Mike Gellar on the 18th of June, Howard Alden on July 16, Jack Wilkins on August 20 and Bucky Pizzarelli on September 10.
From this esteemed group of top-tier players, this sounds like it will be a very successful, enjoyable and fun Jazz Guitar concert series and one that I wish I could see first hand. I’m a big fan of all involved and it’s not everyday you get to see this type of event. If anyone gets to see any or all of this series, I would greatly appreciate a heads-up as to how it was. I am including the official press release information below. Later…
The Great Guitarist Concert series
The finest Jazz Guitarists in the world are coming to perform in the Lehigh Valley! The Fourth Annual Great Guitarist Series is seven exciting monthly concerts to be held at Macungie Institute, which are sure to inspire guitar aficionados and stimulate jazz enthusiasts.
The Series is hosted by Frank DiBussolo, who has received eight Grammy nominations and performed with such luminaries as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Frank is now the resident guitar virtuoso of the Lehigh Valley and has invited seven of his favorite guitarist friends to play this series of duet concerts with him at the intimate one hundred seat Macungie Institute.
Come experience contemporary masters of the art of jazz guitar interpret and improvise on the compositions of Gershwin, Ellington, Kern, and classics from the great American songbook.
The first concert takes place on Thursday March 26th and will feature Frank and Chuck Anderson. Internationally recognized as a composer, author, and educator, Chuck is known for stunning original pieces and uniquely arranged jazz classics.
He returns to the concert stage with Frank DiBussolo to flex their considerable jazz and bebop guitar chops. Come and enjoy some superlative guitar playing and musicianship!
The Concerts are all on Thursday evenings and begin at 7 pm.
The Macungie Institute is located on Rt 100 at 501 E. Main St,
just north of downtown Macungie.
Tickets are $20.
Reserved Seating and Season Tickets are available by calling
610-967-9929 Tickets may be purchased online through the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.