The John Jorgenson Quintet
Thursday, June 2, 2005 7:30pm
Inn on the Blues, York Beach, Maine
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS:
Tickets are $15 advance/door, on the web, phone: 207-363-1886 , at Tweeter Etc. (Newington) Earcraft (Dover), Tulips (Portsmouth), Acoustic Outfitters (Stratham), Gravestone Artwear (York ) and The Stone Church (Newmarket NH) The Seacoast Guitar Society is a non-profit organization to benefit the guitar lovers of the area. Musicians, students and fans are encouraged to join and support our cause..
DETAILS: The recently renovated Inn on the Blues is a blues club, restaurant and bar that seats about 110 people, and regularly features blues bands and artists from New England, as well as some touring national artists. It is located right in the heart of downtown York Beach at Short Sands (looking at the ocean!), and serves a full menu of blues food and drinks. It is now a fully non-smoking club, though no one under 21 is allowed in without parent or guardian. There is not a bad seat in the house, and food is served all day, dinner til 9 then pub menu till 11pm. Call the Inn 207-351-3221 for dinner reservations. There is ample parking across the street in the municipal lot. Travel time from Portsmouth NH is about 18 minutes.
Wheelchair access: Yes
Workshop/Master Class: ??
About The John Jorgenson Quintet: Jorgenson has been a hallowed name for decades in guitar circles as a top-shelf session player who plays on records as diverse as Pavarotti, Spice Girls and Hank Williams Jr. He is just as likely to be found playing rock, jazz or country. He founded the Desert Rose Band who had 5 #1 country hits, and was voted Country Music Association's best Guitar Player 3 times. He toured for 6 years as Elton John's guitar player, and in his spare time he does solo records and "side projects" like the Hellecasters, a trio of session guitarists who showcased their astounding electic guitar work. Now it comes out that Jorgenson's true love is gypsy jazz guitar, and he has emerged as the new hero of the guitar movement that is re-popularizing the music of Django Reinhart from the 1920's. Jorgenson even starred as Django in the recent Hollywood movie, and re-created perfectly the soundtrack music of the classic Django jazz guitar parts. Not only does he play the amazing swing- jazz music flawlessly (some of us think better than Django himself) , he also did it with his hand made up to simulate Django's crippled left hand, which was injured in a fire and only left him full use of 2 fingers. Jorgenson also plays keyboard, mandolin, pedal steel, bassoon and clarinet, and his new gypsy jazz band is setting a new standard for this exciting genre of music and breathing new life into the movement. It is a very lucky thing we are able to book him. Don't miss this one.
ARTIST WEB SITE: www.johnjorgenson.com
DIRECTIONS: From I-95 take exit 7 (The Yorks), Turn (L) at Rt 1 North (1st light). Turn (R) 1 mile at 1st light (Old Post Rd). Go .8 m turn (L) on Ridge Rd. Go till end (1.5 miles) The Inn is on the other side of the ball field from where you are. Go around and park in the municipal lot in front of the beach.
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