Called “a poet on the jazz guitar,” Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and producer David Becker makes his first appearance in the islands at HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, December 16. His live solo performance presents an amalgamation of styles from solo guitar to a wall of sound that captivates the audience and will thrill any fan of jazz guitar, as well as listeners who simply want to be taken on an instrumental musical journey.
Reservations for an evening with David Becker may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $25 general, $20 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; online service fees apply. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
About the artist
Together with his brother Bruce on drums, David Becker has led the critically acclaimed DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE to a worldwide audience by performing in more than 25 countries. Over the years, he has shared the stage with such celebrated jazz acts as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and many more.
German television journalist Roger Willemsen (ZDF) called him "One of the best jazz guitarists ever." Jazz Thing and Gitarre & Bass called him “a virtuoso” and Jazz Podium has called him a “poet on the guitar.” Becker has released 14 recordings, many topping the jazz and contemporary music charts. He has also worked with many jazz luminaries such as Ron Carter, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell and more.
On his most recent solo outing “The Lonely Road,” Becker leaves behind the collaborative nature of his usual trio for a solo outing, building an orchestra of guitars. "The Lonely Road" reached #30 on the iTunes Instrumental Top 100 charts and was called, “One of the best solo guitar CD’s available today” by Amazon U.K. His solo concerts have been dazzling audiences all over Europe, Argentina and New Zealand.