Musical masters meet at ECA Guitar Night

  • Tue Jan 24th, 2012 7:05pm

Herald staff

Get ready for an evening of guitar.

International Guitar Night is a touring guitar “festival.” Each show brings together interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting.

IGN founder Brian Gore created the event in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share music with their peers. For each tour, he invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him.

IGN’s 11th North American tour features Gore along with Adrian Legg, Lulo Reinhardt and Marco Pereira.

Gore, a San Francisco-based “guitar poet,” draws inspiration from myth and modern literature to create his compositions.

Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording, “Guitars and Other Cathedrals,” Legg has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by praise from critics and fans.

Reinhardt’s curiosity has taken him from southern Spain in search of flamenco roots to South America exploring the various musical styles of Latin jazz.

Pereira hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and took classical guitar lessons from Isaias Savio. He received a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

International Guitar Night

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28

WHERE: Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N

TICKETS: $35-$40, $15 youth, available at www.ec4arts.org or 425-275-9595