4th Annual Alternative Guitar Festival Scheduled for Jan. 17-19

Highlights include Fred Frith w/ Nels Cline, rare NYC gig by David Tronzo

Julian Lage at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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The fourth annual Alternative Guitar Summit, founded in 2010 by guitarist Joel Harrison, will take place Jan. 17-19 at Sub:Culture NYC (located in the basement of the old 45 Bleecker Street Theater) as part of the citywide New York Guitar Festival. The AGS is described in a press release as “an annual gathering of daring, inventive players who explore new and unusual approaches to the guitar. The music presented during AGS always seeks to celebrate the instrument’s enormous range of possibilities, beyond style or genre.”

The schedule is as follows:

Fri. January 17: Trios Focusing on Evolving Concepts of Rhythm (Tickets)

8:00 pm: Miles Okazaki with James Hurt and Sergio Krakowski

8:30: Will Bernard and the Pleasure Drones

9:00 pm: Liberty Ellman Trio with Matt Brewer and Damion Reid

9:30 pm: David Gilmore with Brad Jones and Gene Lake

Sat. January 18: Dave Tronzo; Fred Frith/Nels Cline First Meeting (Tickets)

7:30pm & 10:00pm: Dave Tronzo with Stomu Takeishi & Ben Perowsky

8:15pm & 10:45pm: Fred Frith and Nels Cline

Sun. January 19: The Music of Paul Motian: Duos (Tickets)

8 pm: Steve Cardenas with pianist Jacob Sacks, Ben Monder with saxophonist Bill McHenry, Brandon Ross with bassist Stomu Takeishi, Vic Juris with Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline with Julian Lage, Gilad Hekselman with Justin Brown, and Joel Harrison with Tyshawn Sorey.

For more information, visit New York Guitar Festival.

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