Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Brian Hughes Band Saturday, August 3rd 7:00 PM in the Amphitheater at Farnsworth Park


Brian Hughes

 




 

Los Angeles resident Brian Hughes has carved out an impressive career in the contemporary jazz arena. His first two albums, Between Dusk and Dreaming and Under One Sky, firmly established him as one of the foremost guitarists and composers in the genre, perfectly blending his fluid and emotive guitar style into an exciting melodic mix of Latin, Jazz and World Music compositions. After being picked as a winner in JAZZIZ magazine's "Guitars On Fire" competition his subsequent recordings Straight To You, One 2 One, Shakin’ Not Stirred, Along the Way, Live and the concert DVD No Reservations have received critical acclaim and major radio air play from coast to coast. With his sizzling fret work and infectious compositions the media are accurate in saying, "Both a great artist and an accessible one. His passion is so obvious, intense and contagious, that his audience shares it.” Brian has received the SOCAN / BMI "Jazz & Instrumental Composer of the Year" award seven times from 1997 to 2011 and the title track from “Shakin’ Not Stirred” was featured on an episode of HBO’s Sex and the City.

Fast Train To A Quiet Place, Hughes’ current release, features an all-star lineup:

Matt Rodhe: Keyboards (Prince, Christina Aguilera)
Tal Bergman: Drums (Joe Bonamassa, Rod Stewart)
Ron Powell: Percussion (Kenny G, Madonna)
Rufus Philpot: Bass (Down to the Bone). 

Brian has performed Jazz Festivals and Concerts around the world including concert dates in Germany, Holland and Switzerland, The Providencia Jazz Festival (Santiago, Chile) and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

For the past 25 years Brian has had a parallel career recording and touring with world renowned vocalist Loreena McKennitt, (The Mummer’s Dance). Brian’s skills as a musician (guitars, and, bouzouki) and his production and mixing talents are evident on her current Grammy nominated recording, Troubadours on the Rhine. McKennitt has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and Brian has toured the world several times with her, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman and receiving a Juno (Canadian Grammy) nomination as "Producer of the Year” for his work on her platinum selling album, The Visit.

Brian has also accompanied Celtic music legends, The Chieftains, on several tours and has produced and mixed several international platinum selling albums for Greek recording artists Alkistas Protopsalti, Evanthia Reboutsika, Yannis Kotsiras and Panayotis Kalantzopoulos, including the soundtrack for A Touch of Spice the top grossing film in Greek cinema history.

Each year, the Summer Concert Series has been made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors. This year SSGA welcomes back a major sponsor, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Additional major sponsors include Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Rotary Club of Altadena, Monte Cedro, Athens Service, Toyota of Pasadena, El Patron Mexican Food Restaurant, All American Audio Visual, our own home town news source, www.altadenablog.com, The Printworks and, Georgia Rutherford in memory of Don Rutherford. The Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Farnsworth Park are both hosting once again this year.


Produced by the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena
Beer & wine sales by the Rotary Club of Altadena
Food service by El Patron Mexican Food Restaurant

1 comment:

Celsa said...

This is awesome!