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Arts at Noon Series: Bertoncini and Knific Jazz Duo

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM


Cook-DeWitt Center


Acclaimed jazz bass professor at Western Michigan University is joined by legendary guitarist, Gene Bertoncini, for an exciting concert of old and new jazz standards.

It seems that only beautiful sounds emanate from Gene Bertoncini’s guitar. — The New Yorker

This is music to touch the heart and renew the spirit. Gene Bertoncini tells a story of rare beauty in every note. — George Fendel, JazzScene

The Segovia of Jazz - Gene Lees

Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists’ active today.  An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme. The Washington Post proclaimed his solo appearance in New York City the best jazz concert of the year.


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