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Date:
Monday, September 16
Time:
7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price:
$31.50
Door Ticket Price:
$36.75
Student Ticket Price:
$18.50
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Adrian Legg

6:00 PM
All Ages
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Globally acclaimed by critics and fans alike for his unique electric fingerstyle guitar playing, Adrian Legg masterfully blends diverse musical styles, influences, and inspirations to create a distinctive sound all his own. With multiple awards and accolades spanning four decades, Legg has been heralded as a “guitarist of astonishing virtuosity, (whose) imagination and melodic invention seem unbounded,” (Q Magazine); “ridiculously talented,” (Music Week) and “simply the best acoustic guitar player I’ve ever heard.” (guitar icon Joe Satriani).  Setting the stage for his international success in the decades to follow, Legg was named as ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade’ by the UK’s Guitarist Magazine (1984-94), and ‘Best Acoustic Fingerstylist’ in Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ Poll for four years in a row (1993-96).

But there’s even more to Legg’s draw as an engaging, one-of-a-kind performer. Described by Audio Magazine as a “kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor,” Legg is more fully characterized as a “genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures, if not frescoes, and telling stories with music— but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels and his cogent and often oblique yet thought-provoking observations on a spectrum of topics. It’s all part of his dedication to making his performances a full-blooded emotional experience.”

Over his career, Legg has released a dozen or more recordings of his original compositions, which are consistently described as “thrilling, engaging, emotionally compelling and evocative.” Legg encapsulates his own music by saying,“ I’m a collision between European classicism and the American guitar.”

Adrian Legg Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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831-427-2227
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