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Concert: From Bach to Blues to Jazz: Alex Prizgintas

Concert: From Bach to Blues to Jazz: Alex Prizgintas

Alex Prizgintas's maiden voyage of electric cello concerts last year started with a program called “Bach to Rock”—now shortened to “B-2-R." It apparently hit a nerve and resulted in more than seventy bookings for that first year—a number that has since grown to an average of 130 yearly. "In many ways, Bach was the original jazz artist and this program seeks to make that connection” says Alex, who will be debuting his latest program, Bach to Blues to Jazz. "Traveling from Bach's Suite No.2 Prelude on through the modern Jazz Ambassadors such as Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck to even some rock/blues classics from the Animals and Led Zeppelin.” This program offers a great sampling of jazz lofty standards and connections through musical history."

The unique sound of Alex Prizgintas and his amplified cello will be part of the Englewood Public Library on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 PM. Classically trained, he employs non-classical tools like distortion, delay, and the iconic “wah-wah” guitar pedals symbolic of 1960s Rock n’ Roll bands--all in conjunction with a looping station. Equally comfortable with intimate and stadium settings, Alex is able to craft his own wall-of-sound through his 1,000 watt amp. Accompanied with a narration that reveal some of the back stories of baroque, jazz, folk, and Rock n’ Roll classics, he immerses his audience in a journey through musical history. For more information, check out Alex’s website at alexprizgintas.com.
Saturday, April 20, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Englewood - Main Floor
BCCLS Library:
Englewood Public Library
  Adults     Seniors     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 90 seats available.

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