May 2016 Newsletter

Dear Guitar Friends,
There are a number of key events, calendar, and time changes coming up in the next few weeks, so please read on!

On Sunday June 5th at 3pm Corvallis Guitar Society is very excited to present our next major concert, “The Segovia Guitar with Tavi Jinariu”. Born in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania, Tavi began playing guitar at age 5. His obvious passion and ability led to a scholarship in 1999 that made it possible for him to study with one of the world’s preeminent classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening, who in turn was the American protégé of maestro André Segovia. By the age of twenty-three Tavi completed a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Christopher Parkening and John Nelson. While contemplating other guitars, Tavi finds himself returning over and over to his old Ramirez instruments for recordings and performances due to their mysterious and haunting sound quality. Ramirez was one of the guitars favoured by André Segovia and Tavi’s program will feature some of the significant repertoire of the great Maestro. Continue reading “May 2016 Newsletter”

Jamie Stillway – Featured Artist for May Meeting

I am pleased to announce Jamie Stillway will be our featured artist for the Guitar Society meeting which will take place as usual on the first Monday of May, May 2nd from 7:00pm to 9pm at the Lesson Loft at Gracewinds music on 3rd street downtown (please use the rear entrance).

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Jamie is an accomplished finger-style guitarist now living in Portland. She is in demand both as a performer and instructor and has received some great reviews:

 “Mixing up genres without pretension, the nimble Stillway moves freely with wit and creative restlessness.” Jazz Times 
“Cerebral jazz with blues roots and humor. Instrumental guitar at its best.” The Oregonian

You can check out more of her playing on her website http://www.jamiestillway.com/