In addition to Tom Waits, Torrez has shared the stage with Buena Vista Social Club, Jethro Tull, Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Kinky, Sidestepper, Pancho Sanchez, Mumiy Troll, Francisco Aguabella and many more.
Omar Torrez Biography “Omar Torrez’s lysergic Latin guitar fluttered like a Bossa Nova hummingbird, a neon Andres Segovia, runs punctuated with Bill Frissel sustains and Hendrix air-raid siren chords.” ~ Flagstaff Live Omar Torrez’s musical recipe is equal parts post-modern rock, Mexican and Cuban Son, gutbucket blues, spiced with stunning guitar wizardry and playfully irreverent […]
An exhibition of stringed instruments organised by Marco Lugliani (once upon a time, the guitarist with the Salamanders) featuring work by the La Scuola di Liuteria Toscana “Fernando Ferroni” The exhibition of guitars and violins can be seen daily in the le Stanze della Memoria in Barga Vecchia until the 28th August
look out for a concert from Riccardo Zappa here in Barga this summer
One of Italy’s top guitarists Riccardo Zappa has just moved out of the city (Milan) and set up home here in this area. According to a referendum held by the magazine “guitar club”, Riccardo Zappa was voted best italian acoustic guitarist for 5 consecutive years, after which it was declared that he was no longer votable […]
The guitar maker Paolo Grassi was in Barga this afternoon with six examples of his craft – hand made acoustic guitars. Equilibrium is probably the best word to describe Paolo and his work – hand made acoustic guitars which do not shout out at you but which are easy on the eye and have a […]
Massimo Salotti has been presenting a series of monthly music meetings each with a musical theme. This ambitious project opened the doors to the public last month (article here) at the Aula Magna “Corrado Carradini”, Liceo Classico Ariosto in collaboration with the Scuola Civica di Musica when to start the series he presented his personal view […]
James Wynne was last here in Barga during September of 2010 when he played a concert in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia in front of a large crowd sitting down to eat a meal in the piazza courtesy of Riccardo Negri at the L’osteria (article here) He was booked for a return session earlier on […]
The end of year concert for the Barga Music School was held this evening in the Aula Magna in Barga Giardino. The Teachers: Guitar course – A Marchionne, Sax course – A Rizzardi, Fisarmonica – F.Gronchi, Orchestra course – G.Rizzardi The Students: Giorgio Dell’Immagine – clarinet | Giulia Santini – fisarmonica | Lia Agostini – […]
Barga Jazz Festival e l’ Associazione Polyphonia in collaborazione con il Barga Jazz Club presentano un concerto unico. Due Big della musica internazionale si incontrano in un’atmosfera unica, quella appunto del Barga Jazz Club. BargaJazz_Festival 2009 “Autumn Live!” – BargaJazz presenta come ogni anno in autunno una miniserie di concerti presso il BargaJazzClub in Via […]
One of Europe’s major classical guitarists returned to Barga this month as special guest of the Barga Guitar Stage 2008 – a summer course for guitarists of all ages and levels. A final concert will be held with his pupils and other musicians tomorrow in Piazza Annunziata at 6 pm.