NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP
Thursday, October 26, 2017 8pm
New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a widespread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC), John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards, exciting originals, and more. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars. Smith and Storie founded the group 10 years ago, and today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm throughout the United States and abroad.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
In August of 2015, New West Guitar Group released their new project ‘Send One Your Love’ on Summit Records. The recording features guest vocalists: Gretchen Parlato, Sara Gazarek, Becca Stevens, Tierney Sutton and Peter Eldridge. Downbeat Magazine gave this CD the prestigious Editor’s Pick in their August 2015 issue. Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, the New West Guitar Group has released five instrumental albums over the last 10 years. Each project features their unique style of laid-back virtuosity through expert arrangements crafted by the members of the group. Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz radio stations, while their repertoire is performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs. Graduates of USC’s Thornton School of Music, the New West Guitar Group displays a versatility as composers and players that has earned them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.