2nd International Guitar Night hosted by John Knowles CGP in the Lounge - 7/14/19
at City Winery The Lounge at City Winery
- 9:00pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE, & $20 AT THE DOOR
In celebration of the annual events of Summer NAMM and the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention, the 2nd International Guitar Night invites stellar guitarists from around the world to showcase their unique creativity and guitar prowess. Hosted by Certified Guitar Player, John Knowles, the event is guaranteed to entertain and amaze not just guitar fans, but fans of great music of all ages. This is an event not to be missed as this unique gathering of artists will not happen again in Nashville any time soon.
Judith Beckedorf (Germany)
Growing up near Hamburg, Judith discovered her passion for guitar at the age of 14 and for the most part taught herself how to play. She developed an interest in the fingerstyle scene, making a name for herself with a number of successful YouTube videos. Wanting to expand her knowledge and musical skills, she moved to Dresden in 2012 and enrolled at the University of Music Carl-Maria-von-Weber and later at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Since then she has performed regularly as a solo artist, with the singer Victor Sepulveda and her folk trio "Standard Crow Behavior". Judith is a co-founder of MusiSHEans, a network to support female musicians. Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel once said to her: "You are a magician!".
Alberto Lombardi ( Italy )
Alberto Lombardi comes from rock and pop music and he’s been a session player and record producer for 25 years, but his creative focus has increasingly become acoustic guitar music.
Two of the most influential guitar players and publishers of our time, Stefan Grossman and Peter Finger, released Alberto's first and second acoustic guitar records: "Birds" (2016) and "The Fermi Paradox" (2018) He was put among the 8 guitarist to watch in 2018 by Vintage Guitar Magazine, and
among the best ten emerging fingerstyle guitarists in the world by Guitar Masters 2016 in Poland.
His records have received many great reviews, first of all from the master himself Tommy Emmanuel ( “It sounds beautiful and your playing and arrangements are very powerful!”), but also from renowned magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Journal, Vintage guitar, Minor 7th, Chitarra acustica.
He toured Germany with the International Guitar Night , was invited to play at the Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville, toured with US acclaimed guitarist Tim Sparks and Peter Finger, played Italian major guitar festivals, as well as renowned clubs in NY like Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall.
Stefan Grossman also published an instructional DVD of 4 of Alberto’s arrangements in his prestigious Guitarvideos label.
Alberto is a Taylor Guitars and Kyser capos supported artist.
Nikola Stajic (Serbia)
Jazz guitarist Nikola Stajic’s fusion style blends sophisticated traditional Balkan music with jazz harmony and improvisation. He is known for his percussive acoustic fingerstyle and organic use of odd meters. As a young child in Serbia, Stajic taught himself to play guitar, until the age of fourteen when he got accepted to the Stankovic School of Music as a Guitar Jazz Performer. He then was granted full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He recorded and performed with many well-known artists around the country and won a Guitar Art competition in jazz solo guitar style.