Sat, May 24, 2014
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2014-05-24 8:00 pm
Guitar Fest 2014 at Blackbird Tavern
GUITAR FEST 2014 (feat. Hristo Vitchev / Rick Vandivier / Mason Razavi)
Presented by "G# Entertainment" and "The Black Bird Tavern"
Saturday, May 24th / 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $15 door.
The Black Bird Tavern - Annex (San Jose, CA)
Guitar Fest 2014 presents three of the leading jazz guitarists in the San Francisco Bay Area on one stage!!! Joined by a stellar rhythm section each player will showcase their unique individual stylings and original music compositions. Listeners will also have a chance to witness the multi-colorful interaction and improvisational interplay of all three players as well.
Entertainment in the Black Bird Annex: Have Dinner at Blackbird Tavern! Patrons with advance tickets and dining at Blackbird Tavern get preferred seats reserved for the show | We highly recommend you make dinner reservation prior to the nights performance | On the evening of the show our staff will reserve the best available seats for you in the Annex while you enjoy your meal in the Blackbird Tavern | Please let your server/host know you have tickets for that evenings performance when you arrive for your reservation.
phone number is here - http://www.theblackbirdtavern.com/
Hristo Vitchev / Rick Vandivier / Mason Razavi
Mike Shannon: drums / Dan Robbins: bass
Hristo Vitchev: (http://www.hristovitchev.com)
Bulgarian (San Francisco based) impressionistic chamber jazz guitarist/composer Hristo Vitchev has been referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern world/jazz guitar. His music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At only age 33 he has already released 6 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus two more releases as a co-leader. As JazzTimes magazine describes his music: "Vitchev's sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations."
"Vitchev's multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings." - JAZZIZ
CRITICAL JAZZ says: "Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold."
Hristo Vitchev has toured nationally and internationally and has performed in some of the best jazz clubs and festivals in the world. Including Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland, CA), Catalina Jazz Club (Hollywood, CA), Bach and Dynamite (Half Moon Bay, CA), Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz, CA), The Jazz Station (Eugene, OR), Egan's Ballard Jam House (Seattle, WA), The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head Island, SC), Heidi's Jazz Club (Cocoa Beach, FL), Timucua White House (Orlando, FL), Ivories Jazz Club (Portland, OR), SOhO Jazz Club (Santa Barbara, CA), AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival, Okazaki Jazz Festival (JAPAN), and the prestigious MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL to name a few. He has also done extensive touring of Japan and Europe.
Rick Vandivier: (http://www.rickvandivier.com)
Rick has performed with Smith Dobson, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Bruce Forman, John Handy, Mose Allison, Carl Saunders, David Grisman, Richie Cole and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Rick has also worked with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestras of the American Musical Theater of San Jose, Opera San Jose, and Theaterworks.
Rick's performing career has been highlighted by performances in: The Hague, Berlin, Abidjan (Ivory Coast, Africa), the Chicago Opera House, the Wilshire Theatre in Los Angeles, the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, the Great American Music Hall and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Seattle Opera House and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall, both in New York City.
Born in Lima, Ohio, Rick is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston and San Jose State University. In addition to private studies with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick, Mr. Vandivier has taken master classes with Christopher Parkening, Ray de la Torre, Michael Lorimer, Michael Hedges, Tuck Andress and Manuel Barreuco.
Mason Razavi: (http://www.masonrazavi.com)
Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist/composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing his original compositions and arrangements both as a solo guitarist and in jazz groups.
While Mason is anticipating a summer 2014 release of a jazz quartet album, Mason's debut CD/DVD People, Places, and Monsters features jazz-influenced original music for the solo classical guitar. Most notably the album includes the Monster Suite, a five-movement narrative suite which was set to original animation. 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.
Blackbird Tavern, 200 S First St