Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music. This season marks the 30th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice album series originally released on Windham Hill Records. Label founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman joins Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie and Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer Alex de Grassi with supporting musician, guitarist Todd Boston to lead a joyous holiday concert.
ABOUT WINDHAM HILL
William Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto in 1975. The label’s audiophile recordings were a run-away
Enriching the medium as America’s first all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles® bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and vivacious spirit to the historic art of mariachi.
Reyna has blazed the trail for female mariachi musicians. In a musical landscape where songs are often written by men, from male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history. As such, in 2018 Smithsonian Folkways selected Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® as the latest artist in its’ Traditions Series of Latino music albums, produced with support from the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Established in 1994, the group had a strong beginning thanks to the mentorship of
The Black Jacket Symphony is a collective of veteran musicians, who specialize in re-creating classic rock albums with a traveling backline of extensive lighting and video production. A selected album (plus related hits) is performed in its entirety by a musicians specifically selected for each album and band configuration. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the performance is more than following the notes, it’s a complete rock concert experience!
Now touring nationally PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON as well as follow-up concerts from the extensive catalog of classic rock albums. Also available for orchestras, 50th Anniversary Concerts of the complete SGT. PEPPER’S
Mariachi Master Jóse Hernàndez and his Sol de Mexico have history as rich and colorful as Mariachi music itself. A proud fifth generation Mariachi musician, Maestro Hernàndez’ roots trace back to 1879, to the birthplace of Mariachi, the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
No one else on the Mariachi music scene navigates the warm waters of classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes with such grace. Even to those weaned on traditional Mariachi, Jose’s organic, irreverent renditions hare become instant classics.
Under the leadership of Hernàndez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico are the only Mariachi group in the world that performs in the classical
With a career in Irish music for 35 years, Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band’s influence and genius. Audiences from Ireland to Japan to Australia to Europe have embraced their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings. Over a dozen releases to date, ranging from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Altan’s newest release (street date March 2, 2018 on Compass Records), The Gap Of Dreams, follows their acclaimed 2015 album on the same label, The Widening Gyre.
Adding to their long
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary! The performances astounding, diversity unparalleled, The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards from Los Angeles, Bert Lams from Belgium and Hideyo Moriya from Japan. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders…from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arranged interpretations of music from Queen and the Beatles, to Bach and Beethoven, and surf music from the Ventures.
CGT’s recent collaborations with bassist Tony Levin and the Montreal Guitar Trio have broadened the scope of their touring repertoire and educational outreach.
“Little about the California Guitar Trio can be considered an
2018 STUDIO RELEASE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS!
Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 45 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Inspired, in 2009, by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 released a live recording in 2011, landed showcases at numerous