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New West Guitar Group

  • Thu Jul 27 2017 - 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $16 advance | $19 door

Over the past decade, the New West Guitar Group has developed a reputation as one of the premier ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (New York), and John Storie and Will Brahm (Los Angeles), the group has developed a signature sound and innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity, while combining acoustic and electric guitars. Says Jazz Times, “They’re masters of their caressing, cascading sound, best categorized as chamber jazz … dexterously peppered, now and again, with Gypsy fire, flamenco zest and steel-string twang.” Praised as sharp and refinedby the Seattle Times, the trio has released five albums, each featuring their laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements. The group’s music is regularly featured on public radio and jazz stations, while their repertoire has been performed in college and high school programs across the country. Founded by Smith and Storie ten years ago, the group continues to tour throughout the United States and abroad. Graduates of USC’s Thornton School of Music, their versatility as players and composers has earned the group a reputation as true musical pioneers. “Not afraid to stretch boundaries,” says Vintage Guitar, “they’re forging a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists.”

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