3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Friday, April 28, 2023
Grand Lodge - Garage Door
7pm to 10 pm
All ages welcome
7pm to 10 pm FreeAll ages welcome
Allen Giardinelli's international and widely varied musical background shows in the great versatility of his music making.
He grew up traveling the world & living in over 35 countries with his musician parents. His father was a prog rocker turned producer/talent scout for European RCA and his mother a classical violinist.
Al's story reads like a strange wandering through juxtaposed musical worlds. The result is a unique and highly versatile player, equally at home playing the howling electric blues of Hendrix & Buddy Guy or the crying bottleneck of Blind Willie Johnson, as he is capable of authentic Jazz vocabulary. "Standing on the shoulders of giants" & a lifetime student of the guitar in all its forms Allen has studied with guitar greats from around the world.
Tonight in a trio format he plays jazz standards on an Archtop guitar. Expect to hear echos of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel & Charlie Byrd. He is accompanied on drums by longtime touring & Nashville session drummer Eric Pollard, and on upright bass by Dave Captein, an underground legend in the Portland jazz scene & Oregon Music Hall Of Fame inductee.
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