Eric Hofbauer is going to bring his own inspired brand of jazz back to the "Is This Jazz?" stage, this time with a quartet!
October is going to bring with it some more amazing jazz to Providence in the form of the incredible Eric Hofbauer. That's right, Boston's own avant guitar virtuoso is looking to come back to the "Is This Jazz?" stage, and this time he's bringing a quartet to join in the fun. Perfoming with Hofbauer will be Pandelis Karayorgis on piano, Jacob William on bass, and Luther Gray on drums; a quartet of musicians playing music that is both indescribable and familiar. This is jazz that needs to be heard and experienced live, and this is your chance to do just that. Check out some of Hofbauer's music below and you'll understand why you absolutely need to come.
As is the way of the world, these guys need money to make ends meet, so we have to raise a little bit to get them to Prov. However, Eric has agreed to give those who donate $25 or more, a special perk: your choice of one of his albums! WIth your donation, you get a free copy of American Vanity, American Fear, Myth Understanding, LEVEL, Lady Of Khartoum, or People I Like; all amazing albums to choose from, and one can be yours. You'll get that PLUS free admission and a poster. So don't wait, please donate, and help make this concert one of the best nights Providence will see this year!
About Eric Hofbauer: “It’s guitarists like Eric Hofbauer that can make life so very interesting,” declares PopMatters.com’s John Garratt. Critics have called his music “intriguingly original” (Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes), “unique and distinct” (Tom Greenland, AllAboutJazz-New York), “both mischievous and playful” (Edwin Pouncey, Jazzwise) and “as unassumingly compelling as anything out there” (Nic Jones, AllAboutJazz.com). “No other guitarist in jazz,” adds The Boston Globe’s Andrew Gilbert, “has developed a solo approach as rigorous, evocative, and thoughtful as Hofbauer.”
Known as “a crucial instigator in Boston’s DIY avant-jazz scene” (Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix), Hofbauer has been one of the city’s most active musicians and organizers for the past decade. When not documenting his own distinctive approach as a solo guitarist, or leading his working quartet, The Infrared Band, he is performing and recording with such ensembles as the Garrison Fewell/Eric Hofbauer Duo, Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra and Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorer’s Club. He is also a 2009 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Music Composition, and a teacher of jazz guitar, jazz history, and composition at Emerson College and The University of Rhode Island.
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Our eternal thanks and copy of the concert posterEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Free admission, poster, and exclusive special only for ITJ: your choice of album from Eric Hofbauer's discography! Choose 1 from Eric's various solo and collaborative works, found here http://erichofbauer.com/discography/Estimated delivery: Oct 2012