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Jeff Bianchi Classical Guitar Concert
August 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Sunday, August 10th at 7pm , classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one hour concert at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. The concert is part of his Summer tour of Minnesota, in which he will also perform in Annandale, St. Michael, Buffalo and Owatonna. This will be Jeff’s first solo tour of Minnesota.
As a native of Williamson, New York, Jeff began performing at weddings and cafes while still in his teens. The uniqueness of the classical guitar coupled with his professionalism enabled him to stay working over the years. As his skills grew, he gave full concerts throughout Western New York. His hard work earned him performances at the Rantucci International Guitar Festival as well as the nationally recognized Ithaca Guitar Festival. His concerts continued with his move to Atlanta in the summer of 2002.
From 2005-2007 Jeff took a hiatus to tour nationally with Country acts Young Guns (Nashville, TN) and Chace Roberts (St. Paul, Minnesota). As an electric guitarist, Jeff toured much of North America; playing clubs and dance halls with capacity crowds. It was an exciting time in his life and was quite the adventure. On his return home, Jeff resumed his solo performances. By 2009, he was touring throughout Georgia, playing in places such as Savannah, Tybee Island, Toccoa, Richmond, Duluth, and Hartwell. Large, enthusiastic crowds were the norm at these events. These positive reactions together gave him a goal to take his music to a much wider audience.
In February of 2010, Jeff undertook his first cross country solo tour. Making stops in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, he gave concerts for audiences as large as 600 people. The overwhelming success of this tour enabled him to expand his solo career to a national level. Jeff continued his success in 2011 with performances in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.
His success sky rocketed in 2012 and 2013 with successful concerts as far away as Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Wisconsin. Concerts were also give in Texas, Ohio and all of the South East. His 2014 concert schedule will again take him to many regions of the country; including return visits to the states of Wyoming and Alabama. Jeff’s current repertoire includes a variety of works by Ferdinand Ignace Hinterleithner, Leo Brower and William Lovelady.
On coming to Hutchinson, Jeff says “I am very excited to have the opportunity to perform in Hutchinson and bring the classical guitar to a new audience. I have always enjoyed travelling to new parts of the country and playing. Having the opportunity to come to Basin will be a great addition to this year’s concert schedule.
For more information, contact the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at www.hutchinsonarts.org or visit Jeff’s website at www.velvetguitar.com