What’s On: Guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale at Plovdiv Jazz Nights on October 11

Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale will play on October 11 at the Boris Christoff House of Culture as part of the 2014 Plovdiv Jazz Nights.

Gambale, who is bringing his quartet to Plovdiv for the concert, exploded on the LA scene in the early 1980s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion powered playing – a style Rolling Stone Magazine calls “ferocious”.

Gambale is an inspired songwriter with over 250 songs published on more than 20 albums. His music touches on many styles from rock,funk and jazz to R&B and some Latin and Brazillian influences.

As a legendary guitarist, Gambale is the undisputed genius who originated the sweep picking technique ( a new way to play the instrument ) and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon.

The “Gambale Sweep Picking Technique” continues to inspire generations of musicians.


Plovdiv Jazz Nights opens officially on October 9 with a performance from the album Song of the Clown by renowned composer and pianist Milcho Leviev, featuring Alexander and Konstantin Vladigerov, Vicky Almazidu and Petar Salchev, Itsko Finzi, Valeri Kostov, Vesselin Vesselinov and Stoyan Yankulov.

Tickets costing 10, 15 and 20 leva are on sale via eventim.bg and the ticket centre near Plovdiv municipal hall in the centre of the city.



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