Feb 9 – Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

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Saturday, February 9 from 8-10PM
Tickets $17 in advance HERE, $20 at the door

Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio featuring Vinny Raniolo and Gary Mazzaroppi are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today.  Hear a wide repertoire of unique fresh arrangements as this astounding trio covers works from Beethoven, Bach to Paul Simon and Frank Zappa as only they can! 

Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”. 

Vignola has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy’s Teatro Olimpico. 

“(Frank Vignola) is one of the Greatest Musicians I’ve ever heard”-Tommy Emmanuel

Official Web Site – http://www.frankvignola.com
Music & Video – http://www.dynamicartists.com/talents/frank-vignola/

Jan 26 – Gimme Shelter

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Two screenings, one at 5 and the second at 8. Only $5 at the door!

The music that thrilled the world, and the killing that stunned it!

Gimme Shelter is a documentary of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour and the tragic events that concluded it. Including footage of their concerts and the making of the Sticky Fingers album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The main focus of the film is the Altamont Speedway incident and it’s aftermath. Other bands include Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Santana.

Featuring Stones covers by The Flunk School and Jane Doh between the screenings from 6:30 to 8, so plan to stay late or come early to enjoy the live show!

Jan 11 – Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

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Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

$15 online HERE  and $18 at the door

Join us on Friday, January 11 from 8-10 as Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. Hiroya has been performing internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won 2nd place on International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!”   -Jazz Review.com

“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth.” -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th)

“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald

Website:  www.hiroyatsukamoto.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HiroyaMusic
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSBwdOGp20

Video Links:

1. Soledad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPLbxCHOFU
2. Gemini Bridge – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEhApYFtWg

Dec 1 – Handmade Holiday Market

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Handmade Holiday Market: A Select Show and Sale by Area Artisans.

Free to attend, from 10am to 5pm. Live music from 1-5

Featuring a tasty cheese and cider pairing featuring Crosswinds Farm & Creamery and Black Diamond Farm. Our vendor lineup also includes:

F. Oliver’s oils and vinegars
David Nelson Photography
Laura Rowley @illuminatedpress books and prints
Iteku Shop home decor, puzzles, and cards
Annie Campbell paintings, prints and memoir
Standra Jewelry Jewelry
Diane Vandelden and brick house pottery
Denise Melito – Holistic Health and Nutrition soaps, sweaters
Cori Vogel local edible gifts
Carol Bloomgarden micrographic prints
Quail Hollow Woodworking, LLC
Know Your Roots creams & salves www.knowyouroots.com
Easy Living Hats
Jill Ackerman pottery
Sigrid Pauen up cycled skirts and sweaters

Nov 24 :Delta Sierra Release Show

Delta Sierra

Saturday, November 24 from 8-10
Featuring beverages from Naptime Brewing


Delta Sierra’s songs are unrelenting, heavy and patient with dark introspective lyrics laid bare by raw vocal performances over simple powerful arrangements. They have drawn immediate comparisons to Ditch Trilogy era Neil Young and Magnolia Electric Co, possessing the kinetic energy of a band continually discovering and reinventing themselves.

The Upstate New York rock band is touring in support of their debut full length album Grown-Up Situations and was recorded live to tape by legendary recording engineer Steve Albini. Written and arranged over the winter of 2017, Grown-Up Situations is a song cycle about getting older and trying to stay connected in increasingly turbulent and isolated times. Perhaps nowhere is this burning energy of discovery more present than on lead single “Plain Sight” which was recorded in one take on the second morning of the three day recording session. The song deconstructs the idea of legacy and lays the foundation for many of the themes found on the record.

At the event, the album will be available to purchase on 180 gram vinyl and everyone who attends this special evening will receive a download code for a digital download of the record!



Nov 17 : Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

Saturday Nov 17 from 8-10pm. Tickets available in advance for $16, $18 at the door.

The Juanito Pascual Trio features three highly versatile and dynamic musicians, New York-based percussionist Guillermo Barrón (Jose Feliciano Band, John Benitez) and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created a fresh, exhilarating and constantly evolving sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Their sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco plus influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. The 2014 release “Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio” was included in NPR critic Milo Miles’ Best World Music Albums for that year. They are currently preparing to release a recently recorded 3-song EP in addition to work on a new full length album.  

Since the 2003 release of Juanito’s debut solo recording “Cosas en Comun”, Pascual’s international touring schedule has brought him to venues including the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center, and Blue Note Jazz Club, The Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid’s renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy ‘who’s who’ of top flamenco artists including 2016 tour dates with Jorge Pardo (of Paco de Lucia’s legendary Sextet) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (of Chick Corea’s Band), pianist Danilo Perez (of the Wayne Shorter Qt), percussionist Jamey Haddad (of Paul Simon’s group), virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev, and many others.


Feb 7 – Acoustic Round Robin

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First Thursday of the month, from 8:30-10p, downstairs at TCFA

Lynn Wiles will be hosting our open mic gathering at the Trumansburg Conservatory. This is a chance to bring musicians together to share with others, songs that they would like to share, whether it be tunes in the works, completed and polished songs, or tunes to get feedback about, this will be an opportunity to do so in a performance situation. A small PA and a mic set up will be on stage. Two or three songs per performer. 

If you would like to perform, email guitarstudio@ottcmail.com. Number of performers will need to be limited due to time limit. Free to attend or play.

Nov 10 – Zingology – Swing that Zings


Saturday, Nov 10 from 7-10
Dance lesson begins at 6
Tickets $10 at the door

Zingology Combo is an Ithaca, NY based swing and jazz group that specializes in vintage swing from the 1920’s through the 40’s, the golden era of swing. Come see them live at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Trumansburg, NY – a great space, wonderful dance floor, historic location and for a fine cause too.

Tickets include a class in Balboa dancing (swing dance) at 6PM! Live performance starts at 7PM! Come, enjoy the music and dancing!!!

Nov 4 – TOiVO Fall Dance Party

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A benefit for TCFA

Sunday, November 4 from 3-5
$10 donation at the door

All ages are welcome to enjoy music that is good for dancing and good for listening! Bring a partner or come alone! Wallflowers are welcome, too! Enjoy the biggest, best wooden dance floor in the Finger Lakes.

TOiVO will play an eclectic mix of Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Cajun, honky-tonk, European, South American and many original dance tunes. You’ll enjoy waltzes, tangos, two-steps, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots, cheek-to-cheek, hambos, and huapangos.

Find out more about TOiVO at their web site:

Blues Jam at the Conservatory

On the fourth Monday of each month the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host an acoustic blues guitar jam. The first session will be on Monday, October 22nd from 7 – 9 PM. Bill Gregg, long time guitar teacher at TCFA, has presented several blues workshops at the conservatory in recent years. He is inviting guitarists of all levels who are interested in traditional blues to get together and play with others who enjoy this music. The format will be a round robin jam where each player can take a turn leading a song while others join in. For those who don’t feel comfortable in leading, it is perfectly OK to pass and just play along. Other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in too (mandolin, acoustic bass, fiddle, jug etc.) For more information contact Bill Gregg at info@harmonic-resources.com