ADP Presents: Acoustic Fingerstylist Az Samad

Some Nerd ’11 sends word of this, like, totally crazy guitar guy doing some, like, crazy stuff tomorrow, man. Tomorrow at 6 and Tuesday at 5. At that World Music Hall Place. Trippy.

This week, the ADP Music Series presents a performance and workshop by Az Samad.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, guitarist Az Samad has performed in festivals and venues in San Francisco, Boston, New York, West Virginia, Austria, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. Az has studied guitar with Eric Roche (UK), Thomas Leeb (Austria/LA), Don Ross (Canada), Mick Goodrick (Gary Burton Group), David Tronzo, John Stowell, Jimmy Wyble, Ben Monder (Maria Schneider Orchestra) and Bryan Baker (Steps Ahead). He has also participated in classical guitar master classes with Mark Teicholz and Muriel Anderson as well as taken private lessons with Steven Lin, Patrick Francis, Grisha Goryachev, Scott Tennant, Willliam Kanengiser, Gyan Riley and Ron Burczon. As an educator, Az has been a faculty member for the Berklee College of Music Summer Guitar Sessions since 2007 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude (dual major in Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance). Az is now working on his second solo album, a follow-up to the now rare out-of-print CD, “Acoustic Gestures.”

More details after the jump, if you’re, like, into this stuff, man.Here’s some more words and stuff:

Workshop: Introduction to Contemporary Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar by Az Samad

This workshop explores contemporary acoustic guitar techniques as used by artists such as Michael Hedges, Don Ross, Andy McKee, Alex De Grassi, Thomas Leeb and Eric Roche. Guitar percussion techniques, harmonics, two-handed tapping and alternate tunings will be discussed. Examples will include excerpts from the repertoire as well as from Az Samad’s original repertoire and arrangements.

Details:

Monday 3/29 Concert, World Music Hall, 6pm

Tuesday 3/30 Workshop, World Music Hall, 5pm

Admission to each event is free. No tickets are required.

This event is co-sponsored by the Music Department

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-BSLwKMrVA

http://www.youtube.com/user/azsamad#grid/user/84DCAEEC5414FC7C

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