Les Paul Festival at Ramapo College- Headliner Bill Frisell
On Saturday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Mahwah Museum will present
The Les Paul Festival, with headliners:
This event will take place in the Sharp Theater, located at 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.
From The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey: The annual festival celebrates Mahwah resident Les Paul’s innovative spirit as a musician and technologist by hosting a week of guest speakers and workshops for Ramapo’s music students culminating in a concert for the college and regional community.
About the artists:
Guitarist Bill Frisell will headline the Les Paul Festival Concert on Saturday night, February 16, 2019 in the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College. Often hailed as one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time, Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own.
“It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he’s found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness.” — The New York Times
“Frisell is a revered figure among musicians — like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer
Described as being “at the very epicenter of modern American Music” (BBC), Frisell’s recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.”
Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in April 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer, and National Performance Network. Currently Frisell is the Guest Curator for the Roots of Americana series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Resident Artistic Director at San Francisco Jazz.
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Box Office: Located in the lobby of the first floor of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.
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