The Department of Music proudly hosts the longest continually running jazz guitar festival in the United States.

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Jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and his quartet close out the festival. Fresh off a European tour, Kreisberg is joined by Or Bareket on bass, Martin Bejerano on piano and Karl-Henrik Ousback on drums. Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, his style and approach has created a strong following of fans around the world.  He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg “He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation.” Kreisberg  has now recorded Ten CDs as a leader, including his latest two albums, “CAPTURING SPIRITS - JKQ LIVE!” and “KREISBERG MEETS VERAS”, the first being his first live album with his dynamic new quartet and the second a document of his great musical friendship with nylon string genius Nelson Veras.

Join us for other Jazz Guitar Festival events:

Kick Off Concert by Spin Cycle, Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in Slivy’s Cafe

Dan Wilson Trio, Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in Sharon Martin Hall

COVID Policy Information: At this time, masks are optional at performances in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts. We encourage our audiences to be fully vaccinated, but will no longer require proof of vaccination to reserve tickets. All events and COVID policies are subject to change.


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