INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT (IGN) FEATURING:
LULO REINHARDT, CALUM GRAHAM, MAREK PASIECZNY, MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE
THE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT (IGN) is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Brian founded IGN in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers.
Gypsy jazz legend LULO REINHARDT who is returning as guest host for International Guitar Night's 18th year, is constantly on tour with his own “Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project . In additional to annual Australian tours that began in 2008, they have played in the United States, China, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, the Czech Republic, Scotland and Germany. Lulo has also performed as a soloist with the International Guitar Night troupe in 2009 and 2011, going to Canada, America and the UK. Lulo was asked to be guest host of International Guitar Night January/February 2017. He’s back on board for the North American tour hosting and performing for the festival starting January 2018.
Lulo will be joined by three new, incredibly dynamic musicians: Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation; Marek Pasieczny, Poland's innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt's repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar.