November 22nd, 2021 7pm Stage 3
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When you play the most popular instrument in the world, having an “original” sound is a near- impossibility, but the young New York virtuoso Aleksi Glick has done just that. It’s harder to recognize in the context of an arrangement for his seven-piece band, Snack Cat, but once you hear him playing solo guitar, you may not want to hear anything else.
As a member of a musical family, Aleksi has been exposed to virtually all styles of music from jazz to classical to folk to rock and a half dozen other stops in between some of those genres. He’s listened to everyone from Eric Clapton to John Scofield to Derek Trucks to Wes Montgomery. His guitar speaks an authoritative language and yet, there is a relaxed feeling and an inbred admiration of music’s many faces. The sound is warm, round and full, the phrasing is like a smooth-flowing brook, bubbling here, charging there, but always reflecting his basic understanding of what his instrument is about.
Aleksi has had the chance to play and or record with many great musical acts and projects. They include Snack Cat, Roberta Flack, Jersey Boys (NY), Bailen, The Seth Weaver Big Band, The cast of Aladdin (NY), Paul Bollenback, J Hoard, Sam Dillon, Richard Saunders of Third Story, Benny Benack III, Stevie Mackey, Mike Glick, Erena Terakubo, The Lego Movie DC Superheroes, Vic Juris, Michael A. Levine, Intaboyz, John Abercrombie, The Kelly Bell Band, Ed Cherry, Augie Haas, Gracie Terzian, Jenie Thai, The Brighton Beat and many more.