International Guitar Night
New Mexico favorite returns to Santa Fe during its 23rd year of touring. The lineup includes Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist, and recipient of the 2021 Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album Of The Year JOCELYN GOULD. She will be joined by Flamenco master JESUS GUERRERO from Spain; contemporary classical guitarist STEPHANIE JONES, and progressive steel-string guitarist OLLI SOIKKELI from Finland.
Join us for Program Notes at 6:30 pm, a pre-performance talk with musician, composer, and author Jose Ponce. A Lensic Performing Arts Education Program.
Olli Soikelli: Finnish Guitarist
Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. Now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Ollis’ main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland. After touring all around Europe with musicians such as Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud Van Den Berg Olli decided to move to New York City in 2014. Olli has played legendary venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note and the Lincoln Center.
Stephanie Jones: Soloist and Chamber Musician
Stephanie Jones is an active soloist and chamber musician who is currently based in Germany. She has recently finished her Masters and is currently studying a Konzertexamen in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt.
Jesús Guerrero: Spanish Flamenco Master
Jesús Guerrero was born in 1985, in San Fernando (Cadiz), Spain. He started playing guitar at the age of eleven years under the tutelage of master teacher José Luis Balao. Jesús graduated in Teaching with a specialty in Musical Education at the University of Cádiz.
Jocelyn Gould: Traditional Jazz Guitarist & Vocalist
Jocelyn Gould is a Canadian jazz guitarist. Passionate about the tradition of jazz guitar, she cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University.
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