Jazz fans are in for a special treat when Gene Bertoncini performs a free concert at the Belmont University Massey Concert Hall on Monday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Belmont’s School of Music. Bertoncini is one of the preeminent jazz guitarists active today. Known as the “Segovia of jazz,”, he has recorded or performed with such legends as Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett and Lena Horne.
Bertoncini’s solo recordings have gained international critical acclaim. His most recent CD, Quiet Now, was released in March 2005.
Bertoncini is visiting the School of Music to share his knowledge with Commercial and Classical Music Majors. “As part of the education we offer, the School brings in great musicians to play for our students,” said John Arnn, associate professor of music. “This concert will be a wonderful learning experience for all of our students and the community, especially the guitar players.”
The School of Music is part of Belmont’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, which also includes the Department of Art and the Department of Theatre/Dance.
Media: For more information, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Public Relations/Advancement for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at 615-460-8115 or via email.