Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso to perform at Scottsdale center

(photo by Tyler Boye)

Jason Vieaux (photo by Tyler Boye)

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the ASU Kerr Cultural Center will present Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux in concert.

Mr. Vieaux’s most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

In June 2014, NPR named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far),” according to a press release.

Mr. Vieaux’s program at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale will include selections from his Grammy-winning album Play, plus other favorites by a wide range of composers – from J.S. Bach to Pat Metheny.

The program features Metheny’s Always and Forever, Vieaux’s own arrangement of Duke Ellington’s In A Sentimental Mood, Bach’s Suite in E Minor, BWV 996, music by Brazilian composers Paulo Bellinati and Antônio Carlos Jobím and Argentine composer José Luis Merlín, plus 19th century master guitarist Mauro Giuliani’s Grande Overture, and three short pieces by the great Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz.

Mr. Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015.

The ASU Kerr Cultural Center is located 6110 N. Scottsdale Road. Ticket prices range. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.asukerr.com.

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