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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with special guest, guitarist Elden Kelly

February 23, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

with special guest, guitarist Elden Kelly

Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30 pm
CANCELED DUE TO AREA POWER OUTAGES & WEATHER CONCERNS
New date to be announced soon!

“…a kaleidoscope of undulating gypsy, klezmer, Persian, and North African music, interspersed with jazz variations.”
~ Ann Arbor Observer

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet returns to Kerrytown Concert House bringing a new collaboration with special guest, guitarist Elden Kelly. Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critics Poll, the quartet masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions. Led by Dave Sharp (bassist, composer, bandleader) together with Henrik Karapetyan (violin), Igor Houwat (oud), Mike List (percussion), and special guest, Elden Kelly (guitar), the group is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation of music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece.
The quartet has appeared at festivals throughout Michigan such as Concert of Colors Detroit, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Bach Music Festival, Lansing Harmony Celebration Lansing, Rasa Indian Arts Festival Ann Arbor, and intimate venues such as Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Music Hall Jazz Cafe Detroit, UrbanBeat Events Center Lansing and Riverfolk Music and Arts Blacksmith Shop Concert Series in Manchester.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the World in the House – up close and personal!

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet appears courtesy of Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates


Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet
Elden Kelly
Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions. Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLDS QUARTET is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation. Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLDS QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece.

The quartet has appeared at festivals throughout Michigan such as Concert of Colors Detroit, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Bach Music Festival, Lansing Harmony Celebration Lansing, Rasa Indian Arts Festival Ann Arbor, and intimate venues such as Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Music Hall Jazz Cafe Detroit, UrbanBeat Events Center Lansing and Riverfolk Music and Arts Blacksmith Shop Concert Series in Manchester.

Elden Kelly

elden kelly

Elden Kelly is a seasoned jazz improviser, band leader, and a highly skilled solo guitar fingerstylist, composer and songwriter. He is the perfect artist for your Jazz or World music stage, or to add a remarkable flair to any lineup. Possessing guitar techniques that are the envy of many top players, Elden has captivated his audiences with his virtuosic songwriting and a voice that has been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley.

With a strong grounding both in traditional genres and fusions, Kelly mixes classical, world music and jazz. His nylon string guitar and exotic-sounding 11-string fretless guitar evoke traces of Latin, American roots, flamenco, and Indian music underpinned by modern swing, African polyrhythms and cross-cultural grooves. Elden aptly cuts his own path through the music world and brings to audiences across the country, music that is recognizably, uniquely outstanding. He develops and feeds a fan base of loyal followers who crave the exceptional.

Although Michigan claims him as their own, Elden is originally from Vermont. He carries a degree in Contemporary Improvisation from Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. He served as teaching assistant at the Conservatory for theory and keyboard harmony classes and also while living in Boston was a member of the staff faculty at the Allegro Music School. He directed a weeklong “Guitar Intensive” educational program in Richmond, Vermont, which was sponsored by the Huntington Valley Arts Organization. In 2008 he was honored with a full scholarship, coupled with a teaching assistant position at Michigan State University with Rodney Whitaker, earning a graduate degree in Ethnomusicology in 2011. Elden continues to be an active educator and currently teaches guitar and leads “Sold Out” workshops at the renowned Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan.

COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts

  • Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
  • Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Details

Date:
February 23, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone
734-769-2999

Organizer

Kerrytown Concert House
Phone
734-769-2999
Email
kch@kerrytownconcerthouse.com