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NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP
with Sara Gazarek

Grand Annex
Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00 PM




Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create. - Metronome Magazine
NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm, they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and laid-back virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars.
Downbeat Magazine gave the band’s Summit Records release “Send One Your Love” the prestigious Editor's Pick; and the Seattle Times has praised the group as “sharp and refined.” Their music is featured regularly on NPR and jazz radio stations.

Vocalist Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original vocal artist with limitless potential. With a gorgeous, translucent voice, and three highly acclaimed CD's already under her belt, she has been hailed by the LA Times as "the next important jazz singer" and by the New York Times as "an accomplished scat improviser who [performs with an] engaging blend of confidence and cheer.”

Enjoy the night in downtown San Pedro