Schedule / Past Festivals

Nels Cline will demonstrate how he achieves his unique sound world where all conceivable musical roads converge. This is Cline's first such class in New York City. All levels invited.

For advanced tickets/reservations to masterclasses please email Joel Harrison at: harrisongtr@gmail.com

 
WILL BERNARD & THE PLEASURE DRONES, MILES OKAZAKI, LIBERTY ELLMAN and DAVID GILMORE

An evening of trios that explore evolving concepts of rhythm, curated by Joel Harrison.

• Jazz/funk electronica with Will Bernard and the Pleasure Drones.

• Miles Okazaki with James Hurt (percussion) and Sergio Krakowski, pandeiro (Brazilian frame drum).

• Liberty Ellman, master of contrapuntal rhythms, with Matt Brewer, bass, and Gerald Cleaver, drums.

2014 Opening Night Concert

Pepe Romero’s distinguished career, both as a solo performer and charter member of the "Royal Family of the Guitar," encompasses some 60 albums, multiple White House invitations, Carnegie Hall concerts, and world premieres by Rodrigo and Moreno Torroba, in addition to receiving a Knighthood by King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

A day-long celebration of Italian guitar music, from the Renaissance to music of today.

The warmth and splendor of Italy has inspired guitarists and composers for five centuries.

Califone + Howard Fishman premiere scores to Buster Keaton silent films

Groundbreaking guitarists premiere original film scores for silent films by Buster Keaton.

Califone & Buster Keaton's Go West (1925)

Howard Fishman & Buster Keaton's The Frozen North (1922) 

Keller Williams, My Brightest Diamond + Redooker premiere Buster Keaton scores

Groundbreaking guitarists premiere original film scores for silent films by Buster Keaton.

My Brightest Diamond & Buster Keaton's Balloonatic (1923)

Keller Willams & Buster Keaton's One Week (1920)

Nels Cline, Vic Juris, Mary Halvorsen, Gilad Hekselman, Adam Rogers, Steve Cardenas, David Binney, Joel Harrison String Choir, Scott Colley and Chris Potter

As part of our Alternative Guitar Summit, we present a tribute to the jazz guitar legend Jim Hall. Each act will perform either Jim Hall compositions, tunes associated with him, or improvisations in his spirit. 

• Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Obed Calvaire (drums)

Knox Chandler, Ismail Lawal, Liberty Ellman, Vijay Iyer, Dave Tronzo + Jay Granelli

A series of alt-guitar music curated by the guitarist/composer/arranger/bandleader Joel Harrison. 

 7:30-8:15- Knox Chandler (guitar and effects) and Ismail Lawal (drums)

8:25- 9:10- Dave Tronzo (guitar) and Jay Granelli (bass)

Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Mark Stewart, Gyan Riley, Joel Harrison, Anupam Shobhakar, Ben Monder + Pete Rende

A series of alt-guitar music curated by the guitarist/composer/arranger/bandleader Joel Harrison. 

7:30- 8:10- Mark Stewart (guitar) and Gyan Riley (guitar)

8:20- 8:50- Joel Harrison and Anupam Shobhakar (sarod)

Kaki King, Lee Ranaldo, Buke & Gase and Twi The Humble Feather premiere scores to silent films by Buster Keaton

Groundbreaking guitarists premiere original film scores for silent films by Buster Keaton.

Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth & Buster Keaton's Cops (1922)

Kaki King & Buster Keaton's The Scarecrow (1920)

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