International Guitar Night
Live at the Tower!
Reserved seating, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Ticket: $27 - $47 (plus $3.00 Historic Preservation fee)
Meet the guitarists (from left to right) ~
Jocelyn maintains an active international performance career. She has performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. She has performed internationally in jazz clubs with acclaimed musicians including Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease, and Etienne Charles and Creole Soul. She currently holds the guitar chair of The Gathering Orchestra, a big band based in Detroit under the directorship of bassist Rodney Whitaker.
In August, 2018, Jocelyn won 1st place in the Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition. In June 2021, Jocelyn’s debut record, “Elegant Traveler,” won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album Of The Year.
Jesus Guerrero was born in 1985, in San Fernando (Cadiz), Spain. He started playing guitar at the age of eleven years under the tutelage of master teacher José Luis Balao. Jesus’ natural virtuosity with the instrument and his musical creativity have led him to be one of the most sought-after figures of the current flamenco scene
Jesus’ passion for American folk music has also led him to collaborate with the Mexican artist Lila Downs, and Soledad Pastorutti, one of the greatest exponents of Argentine folk. In 2016, he released "Calma", his first solo album, which further displayed his musical versatility. In 2022, Jesus will make his North American debut as part of International Guitar Night.
Stephanie Jones is an active soloist and chamber musician who is currently based in Germany. She has recently finished her Masters and is currently studying a Konzertexamen in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt.
Stephanie won first prize in both the Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition and the Hannabach Guitar Competition. She was also a finalist in the Deutscher Gitarrenpries and the Salzburg International Guitar Festival. In 2014, through the Fine Music Network National Competition, Stephanie was awarded the Young Virtuoso of the Year. In 2012, Stephanie competed in the prestigious Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition and subsequently won second prize.
After touring all around Europe with musicians such as Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud Van Den Berg, Olli decided to move to New York City in 2014. Olli has played legendary venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note and the Lincoln Center. Despite his young age he’s already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, Anat Cohen, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu.
The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Olli Soikkeli, a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”