Archive for August 20, 2014

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Contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school his teacher turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. In 2001, Marshak released his debut CD “Preservation” and began to get more notice in New York. Later he opened for the popular “Guitars & Saxes” tour. In 2008 his album “On the Rocks” earned praise from JazzTimes magazine as “one of the best smooth jazz CDs of the year, for sure.”

In his release “Colors of Me” (2012), Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie. This release follows 2011’s highly received “Urban Folktales”, which captured a sophisticated late-night vibe and boasted a #1 song on the 2011 indie jazz chart, “Silent Knowing.” Marshak’s latest album “Lifestyle” is going to be released in 2014. It’s a busy time for Marshak, who is popular on the tour circuit and finding new audiences with his new, fresh music. Keeping his music evolving in new directions is important to the guitarist.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (11./12./13. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 2 concerts: from 129,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (11.-14. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 7 concerts: from 439,00 Euro per person in a double room

OliSilk

Some pretty exciting shows coming up over the next few weeks including the Gallery Suite Jazz Series UK Edition on Friday, August 22nd. UK based keyboardist/producer Oli Silk makes his Lansing, MI debut. If you are in the Lansing or near by area, consider joining him and sax player Phillip Denny for this intimate and rare U.S. performance. Learn more about the artist at http://www.olisilk.com/. You may purchase tickets to one of two shows being held that evening at http://olisilk.brownpapertickets.com/.

Friday, August 22, 2014 – 7:00 pm

La Fille Gallery, 336 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933