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Bruce Forman

Saturday, July 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

The Red Guitar

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Siskiyou Music Project kicks off its Summer/Fall concert series with a performance by guitarist Bruce Forman at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland.

Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust. Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar” is all that and more. It draws on Forman’s decades of experience as a formidable jazz guitarist and his considerable skill as a storyteller and teacher, producing a work that is greater than the sum of its dazzling parts.

A story in and about jazz, The Red Guitar showcases Bruce Forman’s genre—breaking inventiveness and his ability to improvise and create within a classical form. Enlisting the full power of the jazz idiom and integrating it with seasoned and provocative story-telling, he confronts the dilemma of artistic obsession face-to-face—by creating a work of art that simultaneously explores and demonstrates the hold that music has over its most ardent followers, the hold that poses itself as a life-or-death, must-be-solved-question to Forman and his ilk: “The Red Guitar. Do you play it…or does it play you?

Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he draws from. Reunion! (the newest project) revisits the famed Poll Winners sessions with cohorts John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, playing instruments owned by Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne; Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his high-rated podcast, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; Junkyard Duo; GrumpsTV (a fifty episode YouTube variety show during the lockdown), the popular ‘first chorus of the day’ series on Instagram…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who’s very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

For more information please visit Bruces website at https://www.bruceforman.com/the-red-guitar

Details

Date:
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

SMP/Music In The Mountains
Phone
541-488-3869
Email

Venue

The Old Siskiyou Barn
(Call for directions)
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Details

Date:
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

SMP/Music In The Mountains
Phone
541-488-3869
Email

Venue

The Old Siskiyou Barn
(Call for directions)
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
+ Google Map