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Jazz Pensacola presents An Evening with Guitarist Gene Bertoncini, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 10, at the Pensacola Opera Center, 75. S. Tarragona St.
All tickets cost $25, with proceeds going to the F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund, which is designated to further the long-term mission of Jazz Pensacola.
Bertoncini is one of the preeminent jazz guitarists active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.”
An eloquent and versatile improviser, Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme. On Jan. 20, 2017, Bertoncini received a distinguished award from the University of Notre Dame honoring his achievements in the performing arts.
The Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C., Award recognizes Bertoncini’s distinguished work as a jazz musician.
Tickets sales start Monday, Sept. 18. Charge cards accepted.
For tickets or more information, call 850-433-8382.