Portland Acoustic Music Night
Doug Smith, Tim Connell, Mason Razavi, and Anton Emery team up for a night of spectacular acoustic music on Friday April 19th at Portland Classic Pianos.
This will be a concert in round robin format, with each musician playing selections from their particular style, as well as probably a duet or two. The music will range from modern fingerstyle to classical and jazz, celtic tunes, and brazillian choro. A night of great musical variety for sure.
Location: Portland Classic Pianos 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202 (503) 239-9969
Time: Doors 7:30, show starts at 8:00
Price: $15 at the door, $12 online
Grammy Award Winning acoustic guitarist Doug Smith is the winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition in 2006, and Billboard Magazine writes, "Inviting melodies...stunning fingerpicking". Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine raves, "Smith's fretboard brilliance continues to dazzle".
His original music has been heard on radio and TV shows throughout the world, including True Hollywood Story and Martha Stewart Living , and his playing has been heard in movies such as "Twister", "Moll Flanders" and "August Rush". http://www.dougsmithguitar.com
A graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory
of Music and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist
with over twenty years professional performing
experience, Tim Connell is a quietly rising star in
the acoustic music world, forging a unique and
sophisticated new voice for the mandolin in his
recordings and tours with renowned jazz guitarist
Eric Skye, fellow mandolinist Jack Dwyer, and the
Brazilian choro group Rio Con Brio.
Tim's in-depth study of both Brazilian and Irish
music, combined with his earlier years as a
professional bassist and pianist have helped Tim
synthesize a personal style on the mandolin which
is harmonically advanced, rhythmically diverse and
brimming over with sparkling ornamentation and
romantic intensity. www.timconnellmusic.com
Mason Razavi is a jazz and classical guitarist/composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a solo guitarist Mason performs his unique brand of original music alongside jazz standards. A rare devotee of fingerstyle jazz guitar, Mason also leads groups having ranged from duos to quintets and beyond, performing standards and new music.
His debut CD/DVD People, Places, and Monsters features original music for the solo classical guitar including the Monster Suite, a five-movement narrative suite which was set to original animation. The Monster suite stands alone in the classical guitar world musically and thematically, and with the addition of the visual element it is the only work of its kind. Other album highlights include Lenny's Waltz, a jazz waltz opus dedicated to, and in the style of, the late fingerstyle jazz icon Lenny Breau.
An avid composer, Mason has also written music for big band, 10-piece jazz band, orchestra, and chamber groups. Mason holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University, and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz composition and majored in Contemporary Writing and Production
Anton Emery has developed a unique, personal musical voice. As a player and arranger of Celtic tunes normally heard on the fiddle, flute, and bagpipes, Anton is a master at translating the rhythm and feel of this music to the acoustic guitar, giving the music a fresh voice while losing none of its magic. His material ranges from traditional, driving jigs and reels to gorgeous slow airs, harp tunes, and unusual selections from less-well-known Celtic sources in Galicia and Brittany. Anton studied extensively with players such as Tony McManus, Al Petteway, Robin Bullock, and Steve Baughman; his debut solo release, "Noone Lasses", was selected as one of the top Celtic recordings of 2010 by Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. http://www.celticfingerstyleguitar.com
Recital Hall at Classic Pianos of Portland (View)
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
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