International Guitar Night (IGN) was founded in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers. This year, IGN’s 12th North American tour features Martin Taylor, Solorazaf, Guinga, and Brian Gore.
IGN founder and San Francisco guitar poet Brian Gore has a reputation as one of the most interesting and influential performers of “the next generation” in acoustic guitar. British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor has recorded over twenty-five albums and enjoyed a musical career spanning over thirty years. This internationally acclaimed artist has received fourteen British Jazz Awards and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “Services to Music.”
Solorazaf is a French-Malagasy guitarist and singer who has toured with legendary artists such as Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone. Named a “master of the 12/8 saleg rhythm” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, this talented guitarist mixes complex guitar patterns with his singing to produce a sound that is highly rhythmic and smoothly flowing.
Latin GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and composer Guinga is widely considered to be Brazil’s most innovative songwriter and foremost guitarist. His compositions are often harmonically and rhythmically complex, yet melodically accessible and emotionally resonant.
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