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Guitar Masters Festival Set To Rock New York City April 25-29, 2024

Guitar Masters Festival Set To Rock New York City April 25-29, 2024

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We are thrilled to bring together such an extraordinary lineup of guitar virtuosos for our inaugural Guitar Masters Festival. Each artist represents the pinnacle of musical excellence in their respective genres, and we are excited to provide audiences with the opportunity to experience their unparalleled talent live on stage.
—Charles Carlini
Get ready for an unforgettable musical journey as the Guitar Masters Festival arrives in New York City from April 25 to April 29. This celebration of stringed virtuosity will feature an extraordinary lineup of world-class guitarists spanning various genres, promising an unparalleled experience for music lovers of all stripes.

Organized by Charles Carlini of Charles Carlini Presents, a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit concert promoter dedicated to curating exceptional live experiences that captivate audiences worldwide, this festival is set to redefine the boundaries of musical excellence. Among the illustrious performers gracing the festival are:

  • Kaki King – Kicking off the festivities on April 25, Grammy-nominated guitarist Kaki King will mesmerize audiences with her innovative approach to the instrument, blending percussive techniques and intricate melodies to create a captivating sonic tapestry.
  • Joel Harrison – On April 26, prepare to be captivated as Joel Harrison takes the stage, showcasing his versatile style and innovative approach to the guitar. In a unique twist, he will be joined by five other exceptional guitarists: Steve Cardenas, Max Light, Grant Gordy, Pete McCann, and Brad Shepik. Together, they promise to deliver an evening of musical exploration and boundary-pushing creativity, forming intriguing pairings that will undoubtedly leave audiences spellbound.
  • Badi Assad – On April 27, Brazilian virtuoso Badi Assad will showcase her unparalleled fusion of jazz, pop, and world music, captivating listeners with her spellbinding vocals and unparalleled guitar skills.
  • Gilad Hekselman – Taking the stage on April 28, acclaimed jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman will dazzle audiences with his dynamic improvisations and genre-defying compositions, reaffirming his status as one of the preeminent voices in contemporary jazz guitar.
  • Pasquale Grasso – Closing out the festival on April 29, Italian-born prodigy Pasquale Grasso will showcase his extraordinary technical prowess and deep musicality, offering a glimpse into the future of jazz guitar.
Moreover, attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in a special afternoon masterclass led by Vietnamese classical guitarist Thu Le on April 26. Thu Le’s expertise and passion for the classical guitar will offer invaluable insights and inspiration to aspiring musicians and aficionados alike.

“We are thrilled to bring together such an extraordinary lineup of guitar virtuosos for our inaugural Guitar Masters Festival,” said festival organizer Charles Carlini. “Each artist represents the pinnacle of musical excellence in their respective genres, and we are excited to provide audiences with the opportunity to experience their unparalleled talent live on stage.”

In addition to the captivating performances, the festival will also offer ticket giveaways for several shows, providing fans with the chance to witness these extraordinary artists in action. Details about ticket giveaways and event updates will be announced on the official website at guitarmastersfestival.com.

These events will be hosted at several iconic venues throughout the city, including the Klavierhaus, the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, and Zinc Bar, further enhancing the unique experience of the Guitar Masters Festival.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable musical celebration. Tickets for the Guitar Masters Festival are available now, and demand is expected to be high. Secure your seats today and experience the magic of world-class guitarists in the heart of New York City.

For tickets and more information, visit guitarmastersfestival.com.

About Guitar Masters Festival

The Guitar Masters Festival, founded by Charles Carlini, is an annual celebration of the art of guitar playing, uniting enthusiasts from diverse musical backgrounds. From April 25th to 29th, this harmonious convergence of extraordinary guitar talent invites musicians and fans alike to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of guitar music, recognizing the profound impact of this instrument on the musical landscape.

About Charles Carlini Presents

Charles Carlini Presents is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit concert promoter dedicated to curating exceptional live experiences that captivate audiences worldwide. With a commitment to showcasing top-tier talent across various genres, Charles Carlini Presents strives to create unforgettable moments for music enthusiasts. For more information, visit charlescarlinipresents.com.

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