|Tuesday Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM - Tuesday Feb 14, 2017 9:00 PM | $65.00 - $75.00
Valentine's Day "Guitar Amore" with Anthony Mazzella
Guitar Amore is a passionate music and dance show based on the eclectic original music of guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella. This exotic music is composed with a fusion of world influences consisting of Spanish guitar, Acoustic Fingerstyle, Near Eastern and Celtic. The show also features the exciting belly dance routines and costumes of the elegant queen of Sedona dance Carrie Konyha.
Anthony Mazzella is a world renowned recording artist, concert guitarist and producer.
BILLBOARD Magazine describes him as "the new generation of guitar hero" and GUITAR ONE magazine voted him "one of the top ten guitarists in the country"
Anthony began his performance career as a concert guitarist in New York City. He quickly built up a strong following performing in most every live music club in Manhattan including:The Bitter End, CBGB's, Cat Club, Cafe Wah, Birdland etc. Anthony then landed a headlining spot at the BLUE NOTE NYC just one year after street performing in front of it and spent the following years touring colleges & universities all over the USA . He then went on to performing on stages all over the world as a solo artist and as the concert guitarist for world music master Omar Faruk. Anthony also performs internationally at private events for Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio, The Mirage, Montage, AT&T, Samsung, Nike, Puma and has opened for headlining artists, James Brown, Tower of Power, The Commodores and others.
Mazzella began studying music on the violin at age five. He then proceeded to learn the rudiments of music on piano until falling in love with the guitar at age thirteen. Throughout his adolescence he studied with several private guitar teachers, but Anthony attributes the greater part of his education to ear training. His influences are many, but none more profound than the music and techniques of guitar masters such as Michael Hedges, Pat Metheny, Carlos Montoya, Eddie Van Halen, Andres Segovia and countless others. In the nineties Anthony shared his musical insights by teaching at Knopf Music (where he once took guitar lessons), as a private instructor, and at the Long Island School for Music and Arts. Anthony was also one of the few chosen understudies of world-renowned guitar master Stanley Jordan.
Anthony has recorded 6 CDs with his most recent being a fusion of Spanish guitar and Exotic music titled RITUAL.
Carrie Konyha comes from a family of musicians, artists & dancers (her grandfather was a Hungarian violinist & her grandmother was an acrobatic dancer for Ringling Brothers circus), music & dance is in Carrie Konyhas blood. Carrie is a multi-award winning lifelong career bellydancer, instructor, choreographer, show producer, writer & costume designer who performs & teaches Nationwide.
Beginning with gymnastics & a passion for modern interpretive dance as a child, Carries lifelong passion for & professional involvement with dance eventually led her to bellydance in 1994, which she has been fully immersed in ever since. Being deeply inspired by the feminine sensuality and timeless mystique of this dance, Carrie chose to shift her dance career to focus exclusively on bellydance almost immediately upon being introduced to it. Carrie started her first student dance troupe in 1999 (now known as Gypsy Soul dance company in Ohio) and has since gone on to co-create collaborative dance works such as Syren Dance Co. in Arizona (with Cari Smith and Tiffany Hamby of Anaya Tribal) & her newest student dance company White Lotus Bellydance in Sedona, AZ.
To date, Carries formal dance training includes more than 20 years of study in middle eastern dance including classical Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Turkish Cabaret, a variety of Gypsy dance dialects (Turkish Rom, Ghawazee, Banjara), American Tribal Style bellydance & Folkloric dances of N. Africa. Carrie has additional training in the Indian classical dance, Bharata Natyam, Ballet, Modern dance, gymnastics & in meditative dance practices. Her bellydance style has been greatly enriched by her experience in performing within the Arabic communities across the country and by working closely with middle eastern musicians. Carrie has been traveling to the middle east since 2008 to study middle eastern dance directly from the cultures it Originates. She has performed in Egypt and Dubai UAE. Carries dance repertoire includes traditional Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Saidi, Ghawazee, Zar, Tunisian, Persian, Khaliji, Turkish Rom, ATS, Tribal Fusion, Single & Double Veil, Finger Cymbals, Acrobatic floorwork, Sword and fire props (candle, fire belt, fire sword, fire poi).
Carrie performs dozens of shows each year & enjoys performing classical Egyptian Raqs Sharqi bellydance to folkoric arabic dance, ATS / tribal & gypsy fusion, to the latest in contemporary, electronica, world-fusion styles of belly dance. When she is not traveling, Carrie can been seen performing regularly throughout Arizona.
Do not miss the chance to see these two amazing performing artists live in a show to remember and cherish as part of your Sedona experience!
Sound Bites Grill (View)
101 N. Hwy 89A, F29
Sedona, AZ 86336
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