Guitar Masters Showcase
The Blue Note is an ideal, intimate setting for a show like this. Patrons will have a close look and enjoy the personal stories and informational topics from each artist. You will be invited to mingle with each artist before and after their set if you have any questions for them. The Blue Note is a friendly, full liquor bar for your enjoyment!
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Acoustic "fingerstyle" Guitar Master Shaun Hopper
Described as an acoustic fingerstyle guitar player/wizard, Shaun Hopper takes his audience on a world tour from Celtic and classical melodies to passionate ballads, jazzy tunes, and mind blowing 70s pop songs. All while stirring emotions in his audience with humorous tales from his backwoods Georgia roots. Shaun is an uncomplicated man which sharply contrasts with the monumental and complex compositions he brings to his stage. His shows are unforgettable as he demonstrates the skills usually performed by the most prestigious guitar masters. His work is influenced by some of the great legends; Andre Segovia, Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Hedges, George Benson, Martin Taylor, Leo Kottke and Chet Atkins. Shauns signature style expands a full range of music genres including Alternative, Folk, Classical, Celtic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues and Percussive-New Age.
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Cigar Box Wizard Steve Arvey
Steve Arvey is an extremely talented musician and he is becoming known for his Cigar Box shows. His roots are in Blues music and he still puts on great Blues shows. However, over time Steve has found a niche for cigar box music as a natural extension of his skills in the Blues genre. Steve Arvey's cigar box shows are popular and he travels the world to share his talent and special interest in these "home made" guitars. Below is an article from August 2018 that was published in the WinterPark/Maitland Observer when Steve did a show at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. He enjoys introducing young and old to these cool and very fun instruments. Cigar Box shows are usually quite lively and entertaining. Steve also has natural stage presence and brings humor and factual material to his shows. Steve always has fun and it radiates in his shows.
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Classical guitarist Alejandro Rowinsky
Alejando Rowinsky is a classical guitarist and composer from Uruguay where he was influenced by Latin American guitar rhythms and rock. Classical guitar is the focus of his performance. His music is influenced by World music themes such as Flamenco, Tango, Latin American Rhythms with a blend of pop, rock, and electronic elements. Alejandro flourishes his music with his own creative style playing original arrangements, classical masterpieces combined with electronics. Alejandro is known for turning any song into an instrumental guitar piece by retaining the melody and making it suited for any occasion. His sound is generally eclectic and often described as atmospheric and emotional.
In 1996, he wrote and recorded the music for the science documentary, Las Aranas Seres Increibles (the spiders amazing beings). Alejandro moved to Miami in 1999 where he continued to study under guitar master, Rey Guerra, and his music began to merge between the composition of melodic songs in Spanish and the classical guitar from the Renaissance. Eventually Alejandro auditioned and was selected to be part of a musical cast at Walt Disney World. Alejandro was nominated for Guitarist of the Year 2014 LA Los Angeles Music Awards. He has shared his music at prestigious international Music Festivals, Concerts, private events, and has performed in numerous solo recitals as well as with chamber groups and band orchestras throughout the U.S.
Video: Classical guitar-compilation https://youtu.be/3h0Kg-hUHMk
Blue Note Tampa (View)
1510 N. Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
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