WORLD GUITAR NIGHTS!!! On Nov 8th at Blue Frog, Bombay, Nov 13th & 14th at Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Bangalore - with Don Ross (Canada), Masa Sumide (Japan), Sandor Szabo (Hungary) and Konarak Reddy (India). On Nov 15th - GUITAR MASTER CLASS & CLINIC at Infinite Souls, Bangalore.
Brought to you by Fisheye Media Solutions/Starfish Music and Konarak Reddy, World Guitar Nights hopes to spread the good word about quality guitar playing in India.
On Nov 15th Infinite Souls will be hosting a unique GUITAR CLINIC: With Don Ross, Masa Sumide and Sandor Szabo in Bangalore. Designed to teach and explore special skills such as Finger Style techniques in Jazz & Rock Guitar, Hungarian Gypsy melodies, improvization and harmonies - this Guitar Clinic is a chance to meet, converse, play and hang out with all three guitarists at Infinite Souls - Konarak's rural artists retreat outside Bangalore.
For the convenience of participants, there will be an optional bus pick up from St.Mark's Road, Bangalore and you'll arrive in time for breakfast with the guitarists. Heal your technique and nourish your soul during Music Clinics that begin by 10 am. Lunch will be followed by one-on-one sessions with the musicians till tea. Take your time, learn at leisure, enjoy yourself.
This will be followed by an informal concert for workshop participants. Relax and listen to some of the world's finest guitarists, musicians who have defined a new vocabulary in guitar - up close and intimate - playing, sharing, improvizing. Contact: +91-9845213857 to register. Fees are Rs 4,000/- inclusive of workshop, breakfast and lunch. Rs 200 extra for optional transport.
PS - There'll be home cooked food available for dinner - woodfire pizzas, focaccia, apple crumble etc.
About Don: He is one of today's true innovators of guitar composition and technique. His sense of harmony and groove move him way out of the usual style boundaries associated with acoustic guitar. His is an unclassifiable musical style that borrows from jazz, folk, rock and classical music. When asked, Don usually pigeonholes his music as "Heavy Wood"!
About Masa: Here is what Don Ross says about Masa "50/50" is the funkiest guitar tune I've heard in years...maybe ever!! Excellent work, Masa. Your recording reaffirms my belief that the guitar is capable of more than "guitar music." With an abundant supply of creative energy Masa has continued to release one album every year ever since he put out his first solo guitar album “Treadin’ Easy” in 1999. The latest CD “CAT and MOUSE” is his 11th.
About Sandor: A classical guitarist who forayed into highly skilled improvization, Sandor is known for his compositions. He blends Far-Eastern music with Hungarian folk traditions in an improvised context which makes it very modern. He is presently studying ancient Hungarian Maqams. He is the master of playing 16 string, fretless and baritone guitars. Recently he has begun playing a double neck 24 string koboz (oud).