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Gonzalo Bergara Quartet at Court Square Theater on Jan. 14

Gonzalo Bergara ImageAfter touring extensively with the John Jorgenson Quintet, Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina.

The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. While his music is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, it is also infused with traditional jazz and music of Buenos Aires to forge a new style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. The Quartet’s first CD, Portena Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a “masterpiece”.

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet consists of Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar, Jeffrey Radaich on rhythm guitar, Leah Zeger on violin, and Brian Netzley on upright bass. “Gonzalo Bergara’s music exists in a way that very little music does. He has lavished such care on every phrase, built each arrangement with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes sculpture. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious… and deeply moving.

This show is sponsored by Commonwealth One Federal Credit Union

Visit valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189  for more information and to buy tickets. Tickets are $14 in advance and $18 at the door.


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