Friday 11th March will be the penultimate pop up jazz session this academic year. Guitar Journey Duet will play 11.45-13.30 in the Amphitheatre of the SIWB, alternatively at the Blue Lamp on Thursday (10th) March.
Guitar Journey Duet – two of Europe’s leading acoustic players take you on a musical exploration of the guitar’s history from its origins in Spain and North Africa across Brazil, Cuba and Central America.
Guitar Journey Duet brings together two virtuosic acoustic players of vast experience, flair and musicality. Sardinian Giorgio Serci has the distinction of having worked with both Dr John and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as jazz guitar master Martin Taylor, Jools Holland and Shirley Bassey, and for over a decade Jonny Phillips has led the Latin American-influenced Oriole, one of the most accomplished bands on the UK jazz scene, whose albums and live performances have consistently won extravagant critical praise.
Serci and Phillips have immersed themselves in the music of Spain, North Africa and the Americas, studying flamenco and the dance rhythms that carry Hispanic and Latin American melodies and together they transmit their passion for guitar music and the instrument itself with real feeling, beautiful musicianship and sincere melodic engagement with the audience.
Pop-up jazz is brought to you by the Cultural Animateur-in-Residence as part of Open House 2015.