This six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’ explores intricate original compositions as well as new arrangements of progressive rock, jazz, world and classical music.
Their performances astounding, and diversity unparalleled, these three revered musicians are not actually natives of the “Golden State.” California Guitar Trio (CGT) is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders... everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged
interpretations of jazz, classical music, and even surf rock. www.cgtrio.com
Described by the CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) has quickly established itself as a force of rejuvenation and cross-pollenization between various musical forms. Marrying passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour, guitarists Glenn Lévesque, Marc Morin and Sébastien Dufour at once charmed the ears of seasoned critics and captured the hearts of their (now ever-expanding) audiences. The Trio’s eclectic, energetic music takes listeners on a journey through the world’s many cultures — from the mysterious, exotic melodies of India to the hot rhythms of South America, Spain, the Balkans, the Orient and traditional Quebec and... Hollywood. www.mg3.com