An all-day guitar extravaganza featuring concerts and workshops by extraordinary guitarists: special instruction by outstanding artist Glenn Roth, fingerstyle guitarist and arranger, luthiers Paul Neri and Nathan Richardson, workshop leaders Keyla Mejia, Eric Elias, Rich Goldstein and a performance by the Connecticut Guitar Society Ensemble.
Guitar Day 2017 is an event sponsored by the Connecticut Guitar Society, the activities are open to the general public and guitar enthusiasts. Join us for a complete day of workshops and a performance by fingerstyle artist Glenn Roth. Guitar Day 2017, Saturday, October 14 beginning at 9:00 AM at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Tickets for the full day, are $45, $40 for CGS Members, $20 Students. The Guitar Day ticket includes the evening performance by Glenn Roth. Please pre-register by calling 860.249.1132 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without doubt, Guitar Day will offer a sensational music experience for the public!
The full day of events features master classes, workshops and lectures by some of today’s top performers and featuring instruction by Glenn Roth, as well as an open stage.
9:00 AM Registration
9:15 AM- 10:00 AM Classical warm ups with Keyla Mejia
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Blues with Eric Elias
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Jazz with Rich Goldstein
12 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch with CGS Guitar Ensemble & Open Stage
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Fingerstyle seminar with Glenn Roth
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Luthier seminar with Paul Neri
Glenn Roth Featured Instructor
Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a briefcase, he carries a gig bag. His workspace is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system. A literal “underground” sensation, Glenn is a licensed performer in the MTA’s “Music under New York” program, playing for the most distracted and demanding audience in the world: legions of workers rushing to jobs throughout the Big Apple. And his fingers work magic, creating a soundscape of compelling melodies that invite them to leave the city rush behind on an aural escape.
Keyla Mejia Instructor
Mexican guitarist Keyla Mejia has performed as a soloist and with chamber music groups through Mexico and the United States. Her studies began at the Music Conservatory of University of Veracruz, Mexico. In 2012, she was honored to be invited to participate in Hartt School’s Performance 20/20 Ensemble with a full scholarship. In the same year she moved to the United States to pursue her BA in music. In 2008 she took part in the CD recording project “Cuatro generaciones de guitarra”.
Eric Elias Instructor
Eric Elias’s music represents a blend of jazz, blues, and folk music. He has been described as having a folk and world music sound with a "straight ahead" style. As a result of Eric's musical skills, his compositions have been used for two PBS television shows and have been recorded by other artists. Mr. Elias is also a columnist for Just Jazz Guitar magazine and has authored 11 instructional books in the area of jazz and bass guitar performance.
In concert Eric is a remarkable performer.
Rich Goldstein Instructor
Rich Goldstein is known for his grooving hard bop style with a modern tinge. Some of his main influences on the instrument are Wes Mongomery, Jim Hall, Joe Diorio, and Randy Johnston. As a leader Rich recorded and produced “Comin’ from Montgomery”, a tribute to the Montgomery brothers (2008). Rich keeps a busy schedule as a jazz educator, freelance guitarist, composer and recording artist, group leader and organizer, member of the CT Guitar Society, the Jazz Society, Jazz Ed Network (Jen) and AAUP.
Paul Neri Instructor
A Connecticut native, and a shoreline institution since starting his own business in 1990, Paul Neri has music in his DNA. Not only can he play everything from the drums to flamenco guitar to bluegrass banjo, but he can also assess the quality, condition, and playability of just about any instrument. And of course, he fixes them.