Konzert: GUTHRIE GOVAN (USA) mit YIORGOS FAKANAS (GR) Project
Nachdem großen Erfolg ihrer Tour im Jahre 2018 freuen sich die Ausnahmemusiker auf eine erneute Tournee in diesem Oktober. Yiorgos Fakanas, Griechenlands höchst geschätzter Bassist, teilte die Bühne mit dem unvergleichlichen GUTHRIE GOVAN erstmals 2012 im Theater „Athina Live“ in Athen. Das war so ein kraftvolles Zusammenspiel, dass man beschloss, dieses fortzusetzen. 2017 war es dann soweit. Guthrie und Yiorgos spielten mit einem ebenfalls Weltklasse „Line-up“ : Dimitris Sevdalis an Keyboards und Menios Pasialis an den Drums. Die Schwingung zwischen den Musikern war so stark dass das Ergebnis neun Shows in Griechenland und in Italien waren, gipfelnd in einem Live Album, dass nur ein paar Monate später erschien. Besucher dieses Konzertes im Bluesiana erwartet eine beeindruckende und starke musikalische Explosion. Dieses virtuose Quartett beschert ihnen einen musikalischen Abend mit anspruchsvollen Kompositionen , Vitalität, Spieltechnik aber auch viel Humor und Freude! Background Informations: GUTHRIE GOVANS Guthrie Govan is a name familiar to guitar lovers around the globe. The musician is considered to be not only one of the most accomplished guitarists in the world today but also a genius composer; his 2006 solo album Erotic Cakes was instantly recognized as a classic, not to mention his four studio releases as part of Rock/Fusion trio The Aristocrats. Guthrie’s top tier touring experience has seen him perform with ASIA, The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson and Hans Zimmer to name just a few. As an author and teacher he wrote the books “Creative Guitar 1: Cutting Edge Techniques” & “Creative Guitar 2: Advanced Techniques” along with a regular column in Guitar Techniques Magazine and has taught at acclaimed music education institutions like Thames Valley University, Guitar Institute, Academy of Contemporary Music and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Guthrie also conducts popular guitar clinics in Europe, Asia and South America and has featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine in 2011, Guitar World Magazine in 2015 and Premier Guitar Magazine in 2019. Guthrie Govan’s interminable talent combines with Yiorgos Fakanas’ dynamic playing, the exquisite performances of Menios Pasialis on drums, (drummer for Yiorgos Fakanas Group for the last 5 years, also performed with Steve Weingart, Mike Stern, Andre Nieri etc.) and Dimitris Sevdalis on keyboards, (collaborations with Dennis Chambers, Alex Acuna, Anthony Jackson etc.) to set the stage on fire wherever the group performs!
YIORGOS FAKANAS Yiorgos Fakanas is considered by many to be Greece's most esteemed bass guitarist, with reviewers hailing him as one of the most creative bass players in contemporary music. His creative oeuvre includes works for stage and film, extensive album production credits, and hundreds of sessions as a bassist alongside such international lumineries as Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson, Brett Garsed, Bireli Lagrene, Eric Marienthal, Alex Acuna, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Greg Howe and Lenny White. Not to mention a huge body of work encompassing everything from solo pieces to full orchestral works, and an extraordinary commitment to Music Education (Yiorgos is the author of 18 books for Bass and Music Theory and has taught more than 1800 students). Yiorgos has released 11 albums as a lead musician (A New Day, Parastasis, Horizon, Amorosa, Stand Art, Echoes, Domino, Interspirit, Maestro, Acrobat, The nest Live in Athens) and his album Interspirit featured in the Prenomination List for the 53rd Grammy Award in the Category ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’. In recent years the Yiorgos Fakanas Group has played to audiences in sold-out venues around the world such as the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Art Center in Seoul, the historic 55Bar in New York and Sala Radio in Bucharest. Yiorgos has featured international magazines such as the US published Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, Modern Drummer, Bass Guitar Magazine and Rhythm Magazine.