Gene Bertoncini Concert and Masterclass

Solo Nylon String
Jazz Guitar
Concert

Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Old Siskiyou Barn
Old Siskiyou Highway

This event is sponsored by the Siskiyou Institute and Jefferson Classical Guitar Society
$20 ~ Student discounts available

For information, reservations and directions please all 541-488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com Events at the Barn frequently sell out quickly. Seating and parking are limited and on a reservation only basis.

Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today. His fluid technique has won him international praise and such accolades as the “Segovia of jazz”. An eloquent and versatile improviser, Gene has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws and Paul Desmond, among others, as well as with such distinguished vocalists as Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae and Lena Horne, Vic Damone and Edye Gorme.

The Washington Post proclaimed his last solo appearance in New York City the best jazz concert of 1999. Mr Bertoncini’s acclaim is hardly confined though, to this country. His recent CD “Body and Soul”, with his own arrangements of classic standards won international raves, including recognition in Brazilian critic’s and listener’s polls as one of the best jazz recordings of the year; those same polls also named him the best acoustic jazz guitarist. Gene Bertoncini ‘s striking new CD on Ambient Records, “Quiet Now”, features his own innovative solo arrangement of classic jazz and popular songs.

A prolific and popular studio musician Gene has also worked with composers and arrangers such as Lalo Schifrin and Michel
Legrand, in addition to numerous television appearances. Mr. Bertoncini has also worked with the Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra and the New York Pops Orchestra.

In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, Gene Bertoncini teaches at the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, New York University and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has been a highly sought-after guest clinician in colleges and universities throughout the country.

For more information on Gene Bertoncini you can visit his website at www.genebertoncini.com

For information, reservations and directions please all 541-488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com Events at the Barn frequently sell out quickly. Seating and parking are limited and on a reservation only basis.
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Workshop and Master Class with Gene Bertoncini ~ Solo Nylon String Guitar
Saturday April 29, 2006
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$5 for students and teachers, $10 for the general public.
Several Student Scholarships Available

This workshop is open to teachers, students and others interested in learning more about the art of arranging and improvising for the solo guitarist. The workshop will help develop creative linear and harmonic skills in improvisations through a deeper knowledge of the guitar fingerboard and finger techniques.

Gene Bertoncini teaches at the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, New York University and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has been a highly sought-after guest clinician in colleges and universities throughout the country.

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