Thursday, March 24, 2011

Guitar Innovator Bill Frisell Returns to Miami for Concert April 16. 2011

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One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late '80s, Bill Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. Bill Frisell has collaborated with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Bono, T-Bone Burnett, Paul Simon, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Brian Eno, Ry Cooder and many more—a testament to his virtuosity as a guitarist, bandleader and composer. He is a Grammy winner and two-time nominee including a 2009 nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, a 9-time Best Guitarist winner in the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll (including 2010), three-time DOWNBEAT Readers Poll winner for Best Guitarist, and the Reigning Jazz Awards Guitarist of the Year (2008 & 2009). This work has established Frisell as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well. This, however, is old news by now. In recent years, it is Frisell's role as composer and bandleader which has garnered him increasing prominence.

After 22 years of a fruitful relationship with Nonesuch records dating from the late '80's, Frisell has embarked on an exciting new chapter with the Savoy Label Group. His first album for the label, Beautiful Dreamers, features Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. The material consists of a number of Frisell originals plus interpretations of such classic songs as "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Tea for Two", "Goin' Out of My Head", "Keep on the Sunnyside" and a rousing rendition of Benny Goodman's "Benny's Bugle".

"In the most understated way possible, Beautiful Dreamers' special intimacy, quiet joy and constant sound of surprise represent a shift in Frisell's music. Moving away from project specificity and, instead, towards a consolidation of the guitarist's multifaceted interests, it's a beautiful way, indeed, to kick-start this relationship with a new label." — John Kelman, All About Jazz
"For over ten years Bill Frisell has quietly been the most brilliant and unique voice to come along in jazz guitar since Wes Montgomery. In light of this, it may be easy to overlook the fact that he may also be one of the most promising composers of American music on the current scene." — Stereophile

This one-night only concert is presented by the non-profit Tigertail Productions, a South Florida leader in innovative cultural work. "Bill Frisell is one of those artists that Tigertail loves to present. His original sound is his calling card. It is a joy to follow his musical journey," said Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets with priority entrance and best seating. There are no reduced student or senior tickets for this event. Tickets may be purchased online at and by phoning 305 324 4337, through Ticketmaster, or in person at the Colony Theatre box office, at 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Parking information and directions are available at

WHAT:Bill Frisell, "Beautiful Dreamers" in concert with Eyvind Kang on viola and
Rudy Royston on drums
WHEN:Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm, one night only
WHERE:Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
TICKETS:$35 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, priority admission and best seating
Tickets online at or by phone 305 324 4337.

Tigertail Productions, founded in Miami in 1979, produces a full season of contemporary performance, along with projects in the literary and visual arts. Tigertail Productions' 2010-2011, Bold Adventures, Season began with a Kick-Off Party, Wednesday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 pm at Cafeina in Wynwood. Then on October 14, 2010, a book launch and reading of Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual: Selected Collective, continuing on November 13 with a concert by the Benjamin Herman Quartet at the Byron Carlyle on Miami Beach, followed by SpeakOut artist Lenelle Moise on January 14. Then came a residency and concerts on January 28 & 29, 2011 by Jess Curtis/Gravity Dance, a mixed-ability group from Berlin and San Francisco, as part of danceAble and FDA WinterFest. On February 11 & 12 at the Colony Theatre, the illustrious Japanese dance duo, Eiko & Koma performed, then Henry Gray and The Cats. Spoken word and literary arts events take place throughout the year, including Sunni Patterson with WordSpeak the end of March/April and the Tigertail fundraiser, May 21. For more information about Tigertail and full season details visit them on the web at or call 305 324 4337.

Tigertail's 2010/2011 Season is made possible by community partners and supporters including the Albion Hotel; Aquarius Press; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites at the Mantell Plaza; Cafeina; The Children's Trust; Citizens Interested in the Arts; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Florida Literary Center; Galeria del Sol; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau;; Miami Salon Group; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation and MetLife Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; The New Hotel; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Rain Organics; Safe Schools South Florida; Rain Vodka Organics; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; South Arts; Vortex Communications; Wachovia/Wells Fargo; WDNA & WLRN FM and many individual supporters.

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