Recap of the JCGS Music Meeting October 1, 2019

We had a lovely evening of music by local artists as well as the Tenaya Duo from the Bay Area. About 35 people were in attendance.

Rick McGrath – Goodbye Blue Bell by Merle Travis
Joe Thompson – Three Impressions (original composition)
Milton & Laurel – Lovers Suite
Arturo Ville – Sonata Clasica by M. Ponce
Bill Graham – Autumn Leaves by J. Kosma/J. Mercer
John Swinnerton – Inward (original composition)
Steve Bismark – El Ultimo Cafe by Hector Stamponi/Catulo Castillo
Norm Fletcher – The Davey Bear
Bob Bath – To Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan, arr. D. Jaggs
Grant Ruiz – Tangos en tono de Tarantas by Chicuelo

~ Intermission ~

The Tenaya Duo performed a wonderful selection of (mostly their own) arrangements of works by Edvard Grieg and some lesser known works by Isaac Albéniz.

Ashland’s own Jaxon Williams returns home, this time as part of the guitar/clarinet duo Jâca. Their program, called “Imaginary Boundaries” has been described as “WAY too much fun for classical music”, and focuses on breaking down barriers between musical genres, between cultures in society, and between audience and performer.  Program includes: Appalachian folk music, Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco, Argentinian Tango, Brazilian Choro, and more! Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm at the Rogue Valley United Unitarian Fellowship (RVUUF) 87 4th St. Ashland. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at Music Coop, or at

Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will be performing her show “Sky, Flamenco en Vivo” with guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer Diego Amador Jr. (son of the famous flamenco pianist Diego Amador) on Nov. 14 at the Bellview Grange in Ashland, 1050 Tolman Creek, starting at 8pm. Tickets are available at

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

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