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Steven Kirby with John Stowell
August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $15
(8/6 – Jazz) Guitarist, composer, and educator Steven Kirby is known for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive jazz as well performing in other contemporary styles. He has appeared on multiple recordings, including three as a leader (Point Of Balance, North Light and Illuminations). Illuminations was a Downbeat Magazine Editor’s Pick and was included on the Grammy Nominations long list in 4 categories. He has performed
and/or recorded with many of today most respected contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, Mike Manieri (Steps Ahead), Joe Lovano, Harvie S, Allan Holdsworth and others. He has toured in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Europe, China and Africa. Kirbys music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and internationally including features on NPRs Here and Now, Jazz with Bob Parlocha and Eric in the Evening. Steven’s jazz compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a Masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
Steven is joined by John Stowell, who began his successful career in the early 1970s. John has performed and/or recorded with a long list of jazz luminaries, including Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman, David Friesen and many others. John continues to tour, record and teach internationally. He has been Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Downbeat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).