International Guitar Night 2016
January 31st, 2016 7:30pm
For the January/February 2016 North American tour, IGN founder Brian Gore will be joined by three of Europe's finest acoustic guitarists: Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. Lulo has expanded on the legacy of his grand-uncle Django with Latin-flavored rhythms and melodies. Mike's lightning-speed and deft tapping and percussion were among the highlights of the 2014 IGN tour. Andre is a master of many styles from flamenco to swing to modern ballads and he is a frequent collaborator with Lulo in Germany. We are looking forward to a particularly dynamic evening of contemporary guitar music.
Django Reinhardt left behind an indelible musical legacy, introducing and defining a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930's and is still revered and emulated today. Born to a Gypsy family in Belgium, Django's playing inspired his extended family in Germany and France, and successive generations of Reinhardts have reinforced his powerful musical vision and added their own ideas. LULO REINHARDT, Django's grand nephew, is a third generation master from Germany. He has retained the incredible Reinhardt soul, speed and dexterity and updated the repertoire.
Since Mike Dawes released his debut single with Candyrat records in June 2012, his international profile has exploded. The young performers' virtuoso style, littered with subtle nuances and micro-techniques has earned the 24 year old Brit massive international critical acclaim.
Andre Krengel is one of Germany's most sought-after acoustic guitarists. His style encompasses a variety of genres from flamenco to Gypsy Swing to his own original compositions. He has toured and recorded as a solo artist, with his group Acoustic Embassy, and with his fellow countryman Lulo Reinhardt. Andre will be making his North American debut in 2016 with International Guitar Night.
San Francisco guitar poet Brian Gore is gaining a reputation as one of the most interesting and influential performers of "the next generation" in fingerstyle guitar. A musical romantic, his compositions draw inspiration from myth and modern literature. Hailed as having "...one of the most unique new acoustic guitar styles on the scene today (News and Review)," his lyrical, understated compositions integrate classical and percussive techniques that display what the Los Angeles Times calls "a characterful bounce and spaciousness all his own."
Reserved seating tickets: $34, $31, $28 & $25 with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members. <br>
Tickets on sale October 30 to Lincoln Theatre Members and November 6 to the general public.