Dear Guitar Friends,
Just a fast reminder that one of our top Missouri Western guitar majors, Josh Huffman, will be giving his Senior Recital on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 PM at Missouri Western, in the Leah Spratt Building, MC 101. The program offers an exceptional selection of classical guitar works and jazz solos. This is free and open to the public.
Immediately following Huffman’s recital, we will all be meeting at Café Acoustic for the monthly (also free and open to the public) St. Joseph Guitar Festival Outreach Masterclass directed by Jason Riley and Anthony Glise. All guitarists, styles and levels are welcome to come for a free lesson and coaching session.
The following night (Thursday, November 16 at 9:00PM)
The Missouri Western State University Rock Guitar Ensemble will perform at Café Acoustic. This electric guitar driven performance ensemble was developed for upper-level commercial music students to perform a variety of classic and contemporary styles with a rock aesthetic. A rock quintet, the group features the double electric guitar work of Josh Huffman and Brett Blakemore supported by Jesse Boley (drum set), Stacie Saythany, (electric bass) and Marshall Carter (guitar). The group uses a contemporary approach and sound concept to present their progressive instrumental arrangements with improvised solos. Besides performing the students also compose and arrange for the ensemble, cover promotional responsibilities, make audio and video recordings and study technical and historical topics.
The upcoming set for Café Acoustic will showcase a diverse repertoire including selections from The Allman Brothers, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck and J.S. Bach while genre-jumping from jazz, bluegrass and surf. The MWSU Rock Guitar Ensemble is directed by adjunct professor of guitar, Jason Riley.
For more information on this unique ensemble, MWSU Guitar Program and Commercial Music Program, call Missouri Western State University, Department of Music (816) 271 4420 or visit http://www.missouriwestern.edu/music
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE !