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Arkadia Music Center Presents: Guitar Days



February 14, 2002

Contact: Joe Knipes (212) 533-0007

New York, N.Y. - The Arkadia Music Center announces the launch of Guitar Days, an exciting series of instructional musical events for the musician who wants to step up to the next level. Each Guitar Day features two 1 ½-hour Master Classes by top-flight professionals, to be followed by a special musical concert performance.

"We are delighted and honored to have four such distinguished musicians working with us," said Bob Karcy, Founder and CEO of Arkadia Records, and President of the Arkadia Music Center.

On Saturday, March 23rd from 2pm to 7pm, Guitar Days will debut with featured artists John Hart and Paul Bollenback. On Saturday, April 27th from 2pm to 7pm, Guitar Days will feature Peter Leitch and Ron Affif. Enrollment fee for each day is $100.

Each one of these handpicked artists offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. John and Paul are well known to fans of the organ trio, John Hart as a member of the late Jack McDuff’s band and Paul Bollenback with Joey Defrancesco. Peter Leitch has played with Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Kenny Wheeler, and Pepper Adams and has been a mainstay Sunday nights at Walker’s in downtown Manhattan. Ron Affif has accompanied Al Martino, Roger Williams and Jack Sheldon and can be seen every Monday night tearing it up at NY’s Zinc Bar.

"I’m really looking forward to Arkadia’s new series of master classes. This is what New York needs more of, and I’m excited to be co- hosting the first one" - Paul Bollenback, Guitar Day featured artist.

The Arkadia Music Center is a gathering place offering an exciting blend of musical events, with a focus on jazz. An extension of Arkadia Records, a multi-Grammy nominated label, the Arkadia Music Center will serve the community with unique learning, life enrichment and entertainment events for all ages, from beginners to advanced.

Programs will include workshops, lecture/demonstrations, career track seminars, master classes and music performances. Events will be presented at Arkadia’s newly remodeled 6th floor loft, centrally located in Manhattan at 23rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenue.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Hart, Bollenback,Affif, Leitch
  • Event Date: March 23rd and April 27, 2002
  • Subtitle: Two 1 1/2 Hour Master Classes + Special Concert
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