Martin Taylor, Mimi Fox
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)modern jazz guitar masters $26.50 advance / $28.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
April 28 8:00 pm

Martin Taylor, Mimi FoxEngland’s Martin Taylor is a guitar colossus. He’s recorded more than 70 albums, collaborated with a pantheon of musical greats – from Yehudi Menuin to George Harrison, Stephane Grapelli to Jeff Beck, not to mention Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and many, many more – and made incredibly beautiful music that’s about as timeless as music can get. Honors? How about two honorary doctorates, a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, a record 14 British Jazz Awards? Oh, and Her Majesty the Queen of his native country appointed him MBE – that’s Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the likes of us – “For Services to Jazz Music.” He’s on the cover of the latest Acoustic Magazine, lauded for his most recent album, The Colonel and the General, a collaboration with Tommy Emmanuel. He also has a great new album with David Grisman and Frank Vignola, First Time Together. Here’s how Pat Metheny describes him: “one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.”

Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox has earned a fair amount of praise herself. Guitar Player Magazine calls her “a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them.” Guitar great Jim Hall has described her as “a revelation,” and the late Joe Pass praised her “tremendous fire” and said, “She can do pretty much anything she wants on the guitar.” Mimi grew up in New York City, started playing guitar at the age of ten, and discovered jazz when she first heard John Coltrane on Giant Steps. Eventually, she found her way to the Bay Area, and in the course of her nearly thirty-year career, she’s worked with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Branford Marsalis, Charlie Hunter, Diana Krall, Stanley Jordan, and Stevie Wonder, and recorded nine albums, including her latest, Standards, Old and New, which Cadence Magazine describes this way: “To say her touch, sound, sensitivity, and understanding of the guitar as a solo vehicle of expression is masterful would be an understatement. This is simply some of the best guitar music I’ve heard.” Mimi covers a range of great songs in and out of the usual jazz catalogue, from Wes Montgomery and Chick Corea to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

If you like guitar jazz, don’t miss this chance to hear two consummate artists at their best.

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