Joining a classical pianist friend at Jazz Standard’s first set tonight for dinner and music was all the more enjoyable thanks to the extraordinary trio, Gil Gutiérrez on guitar, Robert Stern on violin, and David Rodriguez on bass. In fact, I was so enthralled with the trio’s lush arrangements of some of my favorite tango tunes, listed above, that I stayed for the second set, and there were additional tunes, plus ravishing encores of the Piazzolla and Laurenz tangos.
The meeting room of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, which is regularly filled by Sunday-school classes and women’s-club suppers, is not exactly where you would expect to go to a Latin jazz concert by a world-class performer. On Saturday night, however, the music, and some tango dancing, took over.
Renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer Gil Gutiérrez with bassist David Rodriguez and violinist Robert Stern makes a much-anticipated return to the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City, May 22-23, 2018.
Gil Gutiérrez, a skilled guitar playing from Mexico, will bring his unique interpretation of jazz, flamenco and son cubano to New York City’s Jazz Standard for the first time Wednesday, May 24. He plays two sets that night with a band that consists of violinist Robert Stern and bassist David Rodriguez.
Gil Gutiérrez renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer who’s performed at prestigious music halls notably the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C will make his debut appearance at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th 2017.
Tomamos el autobús hacia el Centro de anoche. Si usted toma los autobuses de San Miguel, sabrá que a menudo vienen con un poco del mundo del espectáculo, por lo general un chico y una guitarra que, como las rocas de autobús y rueda sobre los adoquines, le resulta más difícil mantenerse de pie que mantenerse en sintonía.
Longitude 100 37’25.50 West and Latitude 20 48’ 47.44 North at 7,087 feet altitude just outside San Miguel de Allende, along the Jalpa valley road, where mountains rise to the south and boys herd Brahma bulls, almost smack dab in the middle of Mexico – this is his place. Gil Gutierrez can play guitar anywhere in the world he wants. He has played in Carnegie Hall and as a soloist with symphony orchestras in the United States. He’s toured Latin America, Spain and Mexico with pop stars Francisco Céspedes, Ana Gabriel, Ricardo Arjona and Pedro Guerra and toured with Doc Severinsen.
The New York Pops will ease the January chill under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke presenting Doc Severinsen and his El Ritmo de la Vida – The Rhythm of Life – ensemble at Carnegie Hall. It will feature guitarist Gil Gutierrez, violinist Charlie Bisharat, and percussionist Jimmy Branly.
“Severinsen certainly is… among the greatest trumpeters of our time.”
By Mimi Beck Knudsen, Reno Gazette-Journal, July 18, 2011.
The vivacious trumpeter and bandleader Doc Severinsen leads the San Miguel Five in an evening of sophisticated Latin rhythms and jazz. It is virtuoso classical Spanish with a jazz flair, gorgeous ballads, both Latino and American, plus some great movie music and some gypsy jazz, à la Django Reinhardt.
I studied at a fine art school. I was doing sculpture with stone when I was 9 years old. Then I was painting for a couple of years, doing ceramics as well. Then when I was almost 12 I started playing cello a lot of cello, but i didn’t have a cello at the time so Ihad to wait all the time in school for a cello when one was free. Then I moved to piano and took lessons, but we didn’t have a piano. Then I played the guitar, guitars were cheap.