Monday, February 8, 2021

Jazz Tales with Guitarist Steve Abshire, Feb. 10, 7pm

Jazz Tales with Guitarist Steve Abshire
Wednesday, February 10, 7pm

Hosted by Jazz Alive Founder, pianist Fred Hughes

Steve has appeared in concert twice with the Great Guitars.  In the 1980's with Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd (filling in for Barney Kessel) and more recently with Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola.  He can be found on numerous recordings, including six of his own . His first release in 1987, Big Brass Bed Blues,received a 4 1/2-star rating from Downbeat Magazine, which called him fluent, assured, directly communicative...definitely one to watch.  His most recent project, Between Friends, is a collaboration with longtime friend and master guitarist Steve Herberman.  It is a collection of musical conversations between two good friends released on the Mainstay Music Label.

Steve was a member of various Navy Bands for 24 years from 1973 to 1997.  He landed the position of guitarist/featured soloist with The Commodores, the U.S. Navy's premiere jazz ensemble, for 18 of those years until he retired in 1997.  As a member of The Commodores, Steve performed twice at the famed Jazz In Marciac Festival in Marciac, France.

Abshire was a member of the faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. for five years and presently teaches guitar privately.  As a clinician, Steve has given Master Classes in guitar and rhythm section techniques at the Armed Forces School of Music, James Madison University, Elon University, and various local colleges and high schools.

For this broadcast, bassist Paul Langosch will join Steve and host Fred Hughes for what is sure to be a swinging evening of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook that you don’t want to miss.


What Is Jazz Tales?

Jazz Tales is an intimate setting that spotlights each musician's unique musical and personal tale.  Hosted by Jazz Alive Founder, Pianist Fred Hughes, the show features live performances and interviews with invited guests.

Jazz Tales is a live-stream concert series. Your purchase of a Live-Stream Pass supports our mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.

How the Live-Stream Pass Works

When you purchase the Live-Stream Pass you will receive a receipt that has your unique URL to the events page.  On the events page will be a box with the streaming details and 45 minutes before the show begins, the link to the show will be revealed.