Recap of the JCGS Music Meeting July 2, 2019

There was a great crowd for a holiday week, plus some new attendees.

Rob & Karma Rhodes – Untitled by Anonymous
Rob Rhodes – Knights in White Satin by Justin Hayward (arranged by Rob Rhodes)
Bill Graham – The Big Rock Candy Mountains, Adelita by F. Tarrega
Danny Jokelson – Jerusalem by Dan Bern
Bryan Paris – Across the Universe by J. Lennon, Killing the Blues by Rowland Sallly
John Swinnerton – Sunrise, Hummingbird (both original compositions)
Steve Bismark – Cangao Triste by Edson Lopes, This Guy’s In Love by Burt Bacharach (arr. Mario Abril)
Ryan Alexander – Julia Florida by A. Barrios, Estrillita by M. Ponce
Norm Fletcher – I Do It For Your Love by Paul Simon
Mark Everson – Danze Arabic (trad. flamenco)
Matt Dorris – Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy by S.L. Weiss, Suite Del Recuerdo by J.L. Merlin, Mysterious Habitats by D. Bogdanovic

The Folias Duo (Andrew Bergeron on classical guitar and Carmen Maret flute) will be our featured artists at the JCGS meeting in August. You can get more information here. They are extraordinary musicians and composers. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!
“La Comedia of Errors”, a bilingual adaptation of “Comedy of Errors”, opens on July 2 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, featuring compositions and live guitar music performed by Grant Ruiz. Tickets are available at
Francie Buckley is selling an Eastman P20 steel string parlor guitar. Francie says, “It has a solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides. New it goes for $1300 but I am asking $750. It is in excellent condition and comes with hard case and gig bag. It is a sweet little guitar but I am no longer playing steel string. Eastman is sort of considered to be a Martin knock off, well made and similar sound.” Please contact Francie at
Professional flamenco dancer Linda Andrade has recently moved from L.A. to southern Oregon and will begin teaching regular classes at Oak St. Dance Studios in Ashland starting Thursday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-6:30pm. If you are interested or know anybody who might be, please have them contact Linda at All levels are welcome. Grant Ruiz and Mark Everson will be accompanying the classes.

Respectfully submitted,
Grant Ruiz
Flamenco and classical guitarist
Secretary, JCGS

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