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Throughout a performance career that has spanned 4 decades, guitarist Gary Wittner has delighted

audiences on 5 continents worldwide. He has represented the USA officially overseas on multiple occasions

as a Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador, Fulbright Specialist and US Embassy Outreach Artist. Gary has

played for jazz audiences in major urban centers (New York City, Boston, Denver, London, Warsaw, Paris, St.

Petersburg, Capetown, Johannesburg); tribal royalty in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, Jazz royalty (Thelonious

Monk’s widow, Nellie). Gary has released 7 CDs as a leader, spanning a large variety of styles: New Orleans

Jazz, Blues/Folk Americana, Swing/Bop/Post Bop, Free Jazz and Latin music. An acknowledged authority on

the music and life of Jazz icon Thelonious Monk, Gary has presented lecture/concerts on this topic at many of

the world’s most well known music schools. His book, “Thelonious Monk for Guitar”, published in 1999, is still

informing guitar players around the world today. He has recorded Monk’s compositions on 6 of his 7 CDs,

and has performed Monk’s music with Clark Terry, Howard Johnson, Christian McBride, Eddie Gomez,

Richard Davis, James Emery, Reggie Workman, et. al. Most recently, Gary has been writing original jazz

tunes with lyrics and singing. Gary’s vocal tunes have been described as “Jazz Cabaret” - combining witty,

insightful, heartfelt lyrics with complex Post-Bop harmonies. Audiences and musicians alike have been

entertained by Gary’s vocal tunes here in the USA, as well as in S. America, Europe and Africa.

Joining Gary for this concert at the Muse Performance Space will be bassist Bill McCrossen, one of the

premier jazz bassists in the Rocky Mountain region.

Venue Information

Muse Performance Space
200 East South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 352-4327
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Organizer Information

The Muse Performance Space


200 E. South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

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Name:
Pete Lewis
Phone:
(720) 352-4327
Email:
[email protected]