is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jazz Violinist Christian Howes at Natasha's Wednesday


Jazz violinist Christian Howes (ranked #2 "Rising Star Violinist" four times in the Downbeat Critics Poll) will be performing this Wednesday at 9pm at Natasha's Bistro and Bar (112 Esplanade).  


Christian is a sizzling, creative, world-class player and is on tour promoting his newest album "Out of the Blue" (Resonance Records).  The record, featuring legendary blues guitarist Robben Ford, entered the national jazz radio charts at #26 and was praised by USA Today as a "deft survey of the blues landscape".
The Minneapolis Tribune calls him "arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz,”  while the Chicago Reader says: "Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.” Christian has been awarded the #2 spot in Downbeat magazine's Critics Poll four times as “Rising Star" jazz violinist.
Following a string of self-produced albums through the ‘90s, Christian stepped into a larger arena by moving to New York, where he soon became an in-demand figure on the scene. A classically-trained player, he quickly earned a reputation in jazz circles by playing with the likes of  trumpeter Randy Brecker, trombonist Steve Turre, guitarist Joel Harrison, pianist D.D. Jackson, saxophonist Greg Osby, drummer Dafnis Prieto, Dave SamuelsCaribbean Jazz Project, Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, crossover pioneers Spyro Gyra and the legendary guitarist-inventor Les Paul.
Check out his videos here:

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