Prevedoros to perform at Artisans’ Festival

Guitarist Brad Prevedoros will appear at the Artisans' Festival at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens on the next long weekend.

Guitarist Brad Prevedoros will appear at the Artisans’ Festival at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens on the next long weekend.

Prevedoros will play Sept. 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6183 Whittaker Rd. north of Courtenay.

On Sept. 2 he will perform with his trio, which includes Greg Joy on flute, hammered dulcimer and guitar and Brad Hawkes on percussion. On Sept. 3, Prevedoros will perform solo and will be featuring selections from his newest CD Silhouette.

Brad Prevedoros is renowned for his instrumental virtuosity, exuberant live performances, original compositions and innovative interpretation of works by other composers. His repertoire of multi-genre music engages his audience through a mix of jazz, Latin, pop, classical, Celtic and folk.

With 25 years of touring, 5,000 venues and a half a million recordings sold, Prevedoros performs over 200 concerts a year. In the fall of 2012 he will release his latest CD, a collection of solo guitar arrangements with the theme of love and friendship featuring

celebrated favourites such as Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz.

In 2000, the title track from Brad’s recording Firedance was selected to be in the Best of the West collector’s edition titled Go West — A Vital Collection Of Western Canadian Music. His next album In Motion was nominated for a 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year.

In 2006, through public vote, Brad won Vancouver Island’s

Monday Magazine Performer’s award. Tracks of his recordings have been included in over 30 music compilations throughout the world.

Brad has performed on live television and radio, his music can be heard regularly on CBC national  and regional radio. It can also be heard on college and co-op radio stations throughout the world.

His original compositions have been used in many television, theatre and commercial video productions. In 2010 Hal Leonard Music published a book of his Celtic and folk arrangements.

Having toured across Canada, the United States and Europe, he has won audience approval  appealing to all ages. Performance locations have included Vancouver’s Chan Centre, Spain’s

Cabra Concert Hall, Victoria Jazz Fest, Filberg Festival, and the Harrison Festival.

Brad is frequently asked to perform for events at British Columbia’s Government House and has played for former Gov.-Gen. Adrienne Clarkson and Lieut.-Govs. Iona Campagnolo and Steven L. Point.

For more information, visit www.manzanitaproductions.com and www.woodlandgardens.ca.

— Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

 

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