November 08, 2005

Free Concert

Those of you who have been fooled into thinking Esteban has any talent, ought to check out this concert to see what a real classical guitar player is capable of. He actually plays the complete songs, even the difficult passages, not just the easier more recognizable parts. You will be amazed. I have often said you could go to Glendale Community College and find that 4 out of 5 of their classical guitar students could outplay him (at most junior colleges, I would say 3 out of 5). Well, GCC is presenting someone who can definitely outplay him, but he isn't a student.

Glendale Community College Presents 2005 Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Scott Tennant in Concert

Who: Scott Tennant, founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

What: Solo guitar concert by one of the world's leading guitarists featuring the works of Joaquin Rodrigo, Isaac Albeniz, and Miroslav Tadic

Where: Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Center

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 7:30 PM


Scott Tennant is one of the world's most recognized American guitarists. He is the author of the best-selling book and video on guitar technique, Pumping Nylon, and he is a founding member of the L.A. Guitar Quartet, which is now well into its second decade as a groundbreaking ensemble. His performances both as a soloist and with the LAGQ have taken him all over the world several times over, and became a Grammy Winner in 2005 with LAGQ's "Guitar Heroes" disc for "Best Classical Crossover" CD. He is in the process of recording the complete solo guitar works of Joaquin Rodrigo for the Belgian label GHA, which will include Rodrigo's guitar concertos with Leo Brouwer conducting.

He devotes his time while at home to teaching, and is on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music. He is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Gendai Guitar and Acoustic Guitar. He can be heard with the LAGQ in their recordings for Delos, GHA, Sony Classical and Telarc, and as a soloist on the GHA and Delos labels.

Masterclass to be held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 7:30pm in Room MU-151

"Tennant fulfills every criterion: taste, touch, interpretation, programming, insight and enjoyability!"
American Record Guide

Posted by Vox at November 8, 2005 08:52 AM | music

Have you considered changing your name to "Voz" and wearing sunglasses indoors?

Posted by: David Dodenhoff at November 8, 2005 02:51 PM

While I've never really heard anything from Esteban, I do think it's funny seeing him hawking the guitars he's put his name to on infomercials and on the home shopping channels. Makes you wonder if his career is going downhill, doesn't it?

Posted by: Mike at November 8, 2005 05:28 PM

I think that is all that his career has been - he wen ton QVC and sold a million CDs. Unreal.

But, I think that the pitch is so good and the audience so ripe that if QVC was promoting the Avian Flu they'd have 100s of thousands of orders around the globe.

"Must buy, only 2500 doses left" "Must buy" "Must buy...."

Posted by: Vox at November 8, 2005 07:05 PM