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Wroclaw Guitar Festival is the most notable event in November in Wroclaw. It is the most attractive festival on the Polish guitar stage and one of the most interesting in the world. The festival presents various styles of music related directly or indirectly to the guitar: it seduces with the beauty of classical guitar , fascinates with the flamenco dancing and singing, moves with crazy Latin rhythms and brings the endless and energy of jazz music. This diversity, combined with a high artistic level, attracts lovers of guitar music from Poland and Europe, and their circle from year to year grows.
The 14-year history of the festival is created by the most outstanding musicians from all over the world: including Paco de Lucia, Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Jesse Cook, Louis Winsberg, Martin Taylor, Gene Bertoncini, Aniello Desiderio, Tomatito, Canizares, Rafael Cortes, Rolf Lislevand , Zoran Dukić, Jorge Morel, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, Mark Pasieczny, Marek Napiórkowski, Arthur Lesicki, Wojtek Pilichowski Kurzak and Alexander, Anna Maria Jopek, Dorota Miskiewicz, Krzesimir Debski, Group MoCarta. Since the beginning of the guitar festival in Wrocław it was Krzysztof Pelech, its founder and artistic director, who was responsible for the its artistic programme.
This year Paco de Lucía will come to Wroclaw. He will perform with a band on 27 November in the Centennial Hall for a spectacular ending of the Festival. In addition, another representative of flamenco from Spain – Carlos Pinan, will begin the event in Impart Art Centre together with Preston Reed, who plays in fingerstyle technique (like Tommy Emmanuel), Antonio Forcione, called “Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar,” and many other great musicians of international importance. The festival will start on 18 and end on 27 November.
Source: Gitara Wroclaw
Chick Corea was born in 1941. Since the 60s he is considered one of the most important musicians in jazz world. Next to Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarret he is regarded as the best jazz pianist of the XXth century. He was a predecessor of electronic instruments and genre fusion and influenced music genres such as post-bop, Latin jazz, free jazz or avant-garde jazz. He performed in Miles Davis’ band recording with them very famous albums: “Filles De Kilimanjaro”, “In a Silent Way”, “Bitches Brew” and “Miles Davis at the Fillmore”. He played also with Anthonym Braxton, Dave Holland, Stan Getz and Herbie Hancock. Something unusual was his concept of creating music in duo with a vibraphonist Gary Burton.
Gary Burton is one of the most important vibraphonists of world jazz. He cooperated with Chet Atkins, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Path Metheny or Carla Bley. The mutual album of Chick Corea and Gary Burton “Crystal Silence” presented a completely different artist than the leader of jazz and rock Return To Forever and the avant-garde Circle group. Conventional jazz passages were subordinated to a specific convention which gave the features of calm melancholic music to the improvisations of Corea-Burton duo. The success of their recordings was a turn in jazz style of the pianist and composer.
Time: 28.03.2011 7 p.m.
Tickets price: 250 zł – first places, 200 zł – second places, 150 zł – third places, 80 zl –standing tickets(students)