Brilliant Strings 2016

"Soundful Colors" (v25)

BRILLIANT STRINGS
~a global music gathering in Los Angeles~
"Soundful Colors" (v25)

::Headliner::
JEFF LINSKY & ABE LAGRIMAS JR.                             

JL [Ukulele & Guitar] 
For more than four decades, Jeff Linsky has traveled the world with his guitar (and ukulele), recording several critically acclaimed albums along the way. His playing is featured on many recordings for other musicians and composers, as well, and on several compilation albums for Concord Jazz. With his endless repertoire, wonderful improvisational skills, a dry sense of humor and warm stage presence, Jeff has played many of the world's finest concert halls and has been invited to perform privately for Presidents and Royalty. Also an award-winning composer, Jeff's music is featured in film and television in the US and abroad. http://www.jefflinsky.com/

AL [Ukulele]
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a versatile and professional multi-instrumentalist on the drums, ukulele, and vibraphone. The Hawaii-bred musician is a 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition semi-finalist and attended the Berklee College of Music. As an ukulele player, Abe has performed at ukulele and music festivals throughout the world and released multiple albums in the United States, Japan, Korea, and is also a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award recipient. His ukulele repertoire include a wide variety of genres including jazz, Hawaiian, pop, rock, as well as his own original music. Abe is also an author of the first ever ukulele instructional book and curriculum titled “Ukulele Ensemble, Beginning Ukulele - Level 1” published by Consonus Music Institute. His latest book "Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies" is released by Berklee Press and published by Hal Leonard. Abe endorses Koolau Ukuleles, Kaminari Cables, and Fusion Bags. http://abelagrimasjr.com/

::Featured Artists::
RYAN AYERS [Guitarist/Composer]
Ryan Ayers is a solo guitarist mixing together classical technique with accessible songs forms and structures. His stage show is a well crafted blend of engaging music and interesting stories which have captivated audiences on both coasts. Ryan began playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with degrees in classical guitar performance and recording arts. An active composer for over ten years, Ryan released his first record of ten original pieces for guitar entitled "ermita" in 2011. These pieces employ classical guitar technique to explore the reaches of steel string and fingerstyle guitar. A gifted melodist, Ryan also likes to experiment with gestures, textures, and rhythmic ideas in his compositions. www.ryanayersmusic.com

EVEY SOPER [Voice]
Evey Soper is a gifted vocalist who drifts effortlessly through modern pop to soulful jazz and expressive genres. Her voice always converses with the heart of the listener, and she continues reaching depths way beyond her youthful age. https://goo.gl/34sjy1

::VENUE::
Social Hall @ First Presbyterian Church
2775 Lincoln Avenue, Alta Dena, CA
626.791.4271

all ages
$12 cover ($3 special price for kids12&under)
FREE parking