Friday Feb 7, 2020
Contact:Lensic Performing Arts Center
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International Guitar Night (IGN), the world’s premier touring guitar festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary! This year’s lineup includes:
Mike Dawes – contemporary guitar from England, known for composing, arranging and performing multiple parts simultaneously on one instrument using unique extended and micro-techniques.
Cenk Erdogan – Erdogan, from Turkey, is a master of the fretless guitar, loved for his intriguing, exotic style and his engaging on-stage personality.
Olli Soikkeli – jazz from Finland, The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Olli Soikkeli, a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”
Jim Kimo West – slack key guitar from Hawaii, best known as long-time guitarist for the world’s most successful musical comedy artist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kimo is regarded as one of the world’s foremost “ki ho’alu” or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar artists and his music has garnered many millions of streams on Spotify and Pandora.
Please note: The original line-up for this event has changed slightly, with Cenk Erdogan replacing German Lopez. Lopez withdrew from the tour in July, for family-related reasons. We are pleased to welcome the amazing Erdogan in his place.