Thursday, March 17 at 8 pm
$20; $10 Students
Israeli pianist, composer & improviser Guy Mintus will be performing an intimate evening of solo piano at Gallery 345. Guy influences range from stride piano, Greek Rebetiko blues, the Turkish Makam, Indian Ragas, Bach-styled counterpoint and of course the music of his homeland. He creates a strong connection with his audience in heartfelt performances that have been described as “holding the entire hall in held breath” (Barka Fabianova, fullmoonzine.com).
Guy Mintus has won awards from ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, BMI, the American Composers Orchestra, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. His performance credits include the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, Symphony Space, Red Sea Jazz Festival, and the Israel Festival. With a focus on music as a gateway to cross-cultural understanding, Guy has collaborated with master musicians from Turkey, Greece, Iran, Morocco, Azerbaijan, India, Cuba, and Mali and has participated in multi-disciplinary works with artists in the visual, dance, spoken word, and theater worlds.
Guy’s intimate, boundary-crossing music weaves textures and colors from across cultures. With influences ranging from Stride piano and the Greek Rebetiko blues, to the Turkish Makam, Indian Ragas and Bach-styled counterpoint, a Mintus performance pairs his originals alongside works based on traditional music from the Mediterranean, along with select pearls from the American Songbook. His recordings include a debut album with the "Offlines Project," a duo Guy co-leads with Israeli-Turkish percussionist/oudist Yinon Muallem as well as the live solo album “The Mediterranean Piano.”
Sponsor: Canada Israel Cultural Foundation