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.
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.