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Violin Sensation
from Los Angeles

With Guest Artist Ty

Saturday, March 6th 7:30 PM
$12 Advance, $15 Door, $12 Seniors

A Musical Journey with Quetzal and Ty

Just back from Hong Kong, Violin sensation Quetzal, from Los Angeles, will appear at Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood on Saturday, March 6th, as part of his Southwest tour to showcase new music from his latest CD “Now.” Upcoming Indie artist Ty will open the concert that begins at 7:30 PM.

What happens when you blend a heritage of Native American, Brazilian and Mexican, with a major talent for playing the violin? The result is both familiar and fresh to the listener, offering an unassuming, yet explorative convergence of styles and influences spanning, but not limited to Soul, Jazz, Brazilian, Salsa and Yoruba music. A consummate and electrifying performer, Quetzal exudes a brilliance that is both precious and rare. Quetzal’s art, much like his Native American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage, bridges many cultures and styles.

Quetzal takes you on a musical journey, with music that is both intimate and uninhibited. Many of his songs tell the story of different chapters along this young musicians journey through life. Born in Arizona, Quetzal Guerrero, whose name means precious feather in the ancient Aztec-Nahuati language, began his musical explorations in 1986 at the age of four. As a child, he studied classical violin at the famous Suzuki International Institute in Matsumoto, Japan as well as at the Conservatorio Pernambucuano de Musica in Racife Brazil. Through the years he has become an outstanding multi-instrumentalist and performer, fluid with his voice, violin, guitar, and percussion besides being an accomplished dancer and capoerista.

Quetzal’s innate musicality has led to key collaborations and performances with many legendary musicians such as the Mambo King, himself Tito Puente, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Lalo Guerrero, and Jorge Santana. For the performance at OTCA a surprise guest artist or two will appear to accompany Quetzal.

In the Spring of 2004 while attending the prestigious Winter Music Conference in Miami, Mr. Guerrero’s talents came to the attention of world-renowned producer and DJ Osunlade. As a result, he was signed to the Yoruba Records Label and appointed musical director to Osunlades following US and European tours.

Opening the concert for Quetzal, will be guest artist Ty. Ty has exhibited a prolific capacity in creating art. Whether she is making 50 sketches in a notebook, writing a novel, choreographing dance or writing songs, the muse seems to flow effortlessly. Quiet and reserved, yet decisive and clear she weaves truth with uncanny observations, tempered with emotional sensitivity. Her debut CD Standing On My Head is a poetic journal, that tells of relationships and her life’s journey. She is now working towards completing her second CD with new material that continues the journal and journey. Each song, performed with solo guitar and voice, reveals a world rich in metaphor, stark with simplicity and directness. Ty has been on tour, has opened for two Arizona legends, Walt Richardson and Big Pete Pearson, and plays at various engagements throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com

and at our Ticket Outlets 2 weeks in advance of show


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