An Evening with Alex de Grassi – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 4th, 2017

An Evening with Alex de Grassi

An Evening with Alex de Grassi

Sunday June 04, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $20 | Premier $22 | Premier Plus $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Alex de Grassi
Alex de Grassi
Alex de Grassi was born in Japan, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He switched from trumpet to guitar at the age of 13 and immersed himself in American and British folk and blues traditions, eventually studying jazz and classical guitar. Since then he has become widely acclaimed as a leading innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. The Wall Street Journal has called his playing “flawless” and Billboard hails his “intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention."  His early Windham Hill recordings of original music as well as his arrangements of folk, jazz, and world music have influenced a whole generation of young players. His 1978 recording, Turning: Turning Back (cited by Acoustic Guitar magazine among their top ten essential fingerstyle recordings), the sub-sequent recordings Slow Circle (1979) and Southern Exposure (1984), and his GRAMMY® nominated recording The Water Garden (1998) are considered classics of the genre. His most recent solo recording, Now and Then: Folksongs for the 21st Century, features his contemporary take on traditional folksongs.
Alex’s thirty-five years of international touring include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Montreux Jazz Festival , The Belfast International Festival, and numerous other venues and festivals around the world. Alex has been commissioned by Acoustic Guitar Magazine , along with violinist Jeremy Cohen, to compose a concerto for steel-string guitar and string orchestra, and he has twice received commissions from the New York Guitar Festival to score for their Silent Films/Live Guitars series. That festival’s director David Spelman says “Alex de Grassi is a treasure… his technical wizardry as well as his vibrant and poetic music-making make him one of the most distinctive steel-string guitarists performing today.” He has been a frequent guest teacher at the National Summer Guitar Workshop, the University of Milwaukee, and the Interlochen Institute, and he has given master classes at Berklee School of Music, Crown of the Continent, the Omega Institute, and many other music programs as well as conducting his own Intensive Guitar Workshop in California. He has been a guest speaker at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club and written articles and introductions for numerous guitar magazines and books. The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method, published in 2012 (String Letter Publishing), is rapidly emerging as the authoritative method for fingerstyle guitar instruction.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/