International Guitar Night
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Lulo Reinhardt, Itamar Erez, Stephen Bennett, Brian Gore $20.50 advance / $21.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
February 09 8:00 pm

International Guitar Night returns to the Freight, with a wildly diverse lineup of masters both innovative and inspiring.

A spontaneous and passionate musician, Lulo Reinhardt learned to play gypsy jazz as a child, on his grandfather's Django Reinhardt model guitar. His travels took him to southern Spain in search of flamenco roots, and to South America, exploring various musical styles of Latin Jazz. The result is a unique style which blends the imagination and feeling of the gypsies into a rhythmic, flowing symbiosis of elegance and spirit.

Itamar Erez is a classically trained musician and composer whose works have been performed by soloists, ensembles and orchestras in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He formed the Adama Ensemble to explore the connections between jazz and Middle Eastern music, and it is these earthy, ethereal melodies that form the backbone of his solo guitar work.

Stephen Bennett is a guitarist to hear, whether he's playing his great-grandfather's harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel, or a standard 6-string. His diverse musical influences reflect a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings, and his enduring repertoire for the harp guitar has sparked international interest in the unique double-neck instrument.

Brian Gore is a melodic fingerstyle guitarist, author, and impresario from San Francisco. He founded International Guitar Night in the 1990's as a cultural haven for the world's finest guitarists to share their original ideas in a public setting, and he has overseen its expansion throughout the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Visit the International Guitar Night website

Listen to a track from Stephen Bennet:

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Listen to a track from Brian Gore:

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Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.