Arts & Ideas presents “Music 180 & 280: Dave Drury and CCC Students In Concert” on Friday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature recital performances by some of CCC Instructor David Drury’s guitar students, followed by Drury in concert. This will be a great opportunity for students to perform before a live audience in a wonderful performing arts facility; a venue to be enjoyed by family and friends, as well as our very supportive public in Astoria and the surrounding region. Some students will perform solos and Drury will join others. Recitalists, in alphabetical order include: Bjorn Anthony, demonstrating his interest in hammering and shredding technique with a song entitled, “Big Sur Moon;” Stuart Bosch showing his well honed skill as a bass guitarist, playing a rhythm and blues tune with Drury; Elias Grey will play an expressive arrangement of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps;” Liz Hylton embraces the audience with a wonderful medley of, “Green Sleeves,” and Bach’s, “Jesus Joy of Mans Desiring;” Evan Janac demonstrates his versatility, this time as a jazz guitarist, playing Duke Ellington’s, “Satin Doll;” Devon Nikkila plays a very cool blues; and David Wigutoff takes us back to the 60’s with his finger style guitar. Drury will finish the program as a solo guitarist with some of his original material and a variety of Jazz and American Songbook pieces.
Drury is a former RCA recording artist and has performed in much of the United States, including venues with the Phoenix Symphony and on separate occasions with David Rose and Percy Faith. He is a Writer Member of BMI, and his band’s RCA recording, “Myrth,” was listed on the Billboard Magazine charts for several weeks in the top twenty. Though he is known for his ability to improvise and play jazz, his music is influenced and inspired by many years playing rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, swing and big band style standards and show tunes. Currently he divides his time between performing, writing and recording music, and is in his twentieth year teaching guitar at Clatsop Community College.
Tickets for this concert are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance at Bach 'n' Rock or at the PAC starting at 6:30 p.m. For further information, contact Josef Gault at 503-338-5735.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The PAC is ADA accessible.
CCC Guitar Students will join Guitarist and CCC Guitar Instructor Dave Drury for a night of guitar music on Friday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the CCC Performing Arts Center.