Celebrity Concert Series: The Denis Chang Manouche Quartet
Montreal’s Gypsy Jazz Guitar sensation will be visiting McMaster to commence School of the Arts’ 2012-2013 Celebrity Concert Series. In almost no time, guitarist Denis Chang has become the preeminent proponent of gypsy in Québec. Among other prizes, he’s been honoured with the Entrée en Scène Award by Loto-Québec and the Résidence Award in Quebec City! When he’s not performing across the Americas and Europe, he’s welcoming students who travel across the globe to learn from the master. Greatly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Chang’s formative years were spent alongside the greatest Jazz Manouche guitarists such as Fapy Lafertin, Ritary Gaguenetti, Paulus Schäfer, Rindo Winterstein and Emmanuel Kassimo to name just these few. Under their influence this young guitarist quickly developed his own style. Among his biggest influences are Bach, Chopin, George Benson and Michael Jackson. A sought after teacher, he is regularly invited to give masterc
lasses in the context of his numerous tours since 2004. Practically every performing Gypsy Jazz musician in Quebec has benefited from his teaching. His instructional DVDs are a success all over the world. In 2008, he had the honour of being invited to perform with the legendary Les Paul at the Iridium in New York.Don’t miss this concert, it will be one of a kind!
The concert will take place in Convocation Hall, University Hall Room 213, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students.
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext 24246
Further information for the concert is available here on the SOTA website.