Praised Jazz Violinist Christian Howes To Appear at The Found Theartre

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On Thursday, February 3, 2011 Jazz Violinist Christian Howes will take the stage at The Found Theartre for One Night Only!

Praised as the world’s best jazz fiddler, New York-based musician and educator Christian Howes will make a rare Long Beach appearance at the Found. Opening for him will be Long Beach’s favorite bluegrass bad, TED.

“As a jazz violinist he has no peer.” –All About Jazz

“Arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz.” –The Minneapolis Tribune

“Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.” –The Chicago Reader

“It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. Nowadays there are four or five really good players, but there is nobody better than this guy.” –Les Paul

“One of the best jazz violinists around.” –L.A. Jazz Scene

Following a string of self-produced albums through the ‘90s, virtuoso violinist and Columbus, Ohio native Christian Howes stepped into a larger arena by moving to New York, where he soon became an in-demand figure on the scene. A classically-trained player, Howes quickly earned a reputation in jazz circles by playing with the likes of trumpeter Randy Brecker, trombonist Steve Turre, guitarist Joel Harrison, pianist D.D. Jackson, saxophonist Greg Osby, drummer Dafnis Prieto, Dave Samuels’ Caribbean Jazz Project, Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, crossover pioneers Spyro Gyra and the legendary guitarist-inventor Les Paul. He made further strides in the jazz world with his 2003 recording Jazz on Sale, then revealed a more romantic side on his 2008 Resonance Records debut, Heartfelt, a lush, orchestral ballads project with jazz veterans Roger Kellaway and Bob Magnusson. Now Howes takes it up a few notches on his fiery followup for Resonance, Out of the Blue–his most inspired and dynamic offering to date. For more about Chris, go to christianhowes.com

also: TED Bluegrass

Found Theatre

TED (Tom, Evan & Don) is an acoustic string band. Evan Anderson plays mandolin and guitar, Don Rowan plays upright bass, and Tom Harmon plays guitar and fiddle. All three do vocals. They are based in Long Beach, California, and are a favorite at the local farmers market and play most Thursday evenings at Café Ambrosia in Long Beach.

The concert takes place Thursday, February 3, 7:30 p.m. at The Found Theatre  599 Long Beach Blvd. (right at the corner of 6th St.), Long Beach, CA 90802.

Tickets for the event are $15.  For more information & Reservations call 562/433-3363 or email info@foundtheatre.org

Free parking at street meters after 6 p.m. and in the CityPlace parking structure (enter off 6th St.). The 5th St. Blue Line station and a city bus and shuttle stop are located directly in front of the theatre.

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