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The Red Guitar

solo performance · bruce forman · Ages 7+ · one person show · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 28, 2017
A BRONZE MEDAL “I’m used to no crowds, I’m a jazz musician,” quips Bruce Forman to a half filled house at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, not an unappreciable crowd for a Monday night Fringe event. Forman then proceeds to entertain those gathered in an evening entitled The Red Guitar with a narrative revolving around the jazz greats he has met, been mentored by or merely felt in awe of: Barney Kessel master of the chord center tunes on the guitar, the versatile bass man Ray Brown and Sonny Rollins. In the process we are treated to a brief history of Jazz improvisation and Forman’s observations, “Coltrane’s albums should have come with a warning label, Charlie Parker’s music should have come with an owner ‘s manual.” Forman, both a... full review
STACY DYMALSKI certified reviewer June 08, 2017
tagged as: storytelling · humorous · one-man show · jazz
I love that "The Red Guitar" combines two art forms--jazz and storytelling--in an entertaining way; kind of like Will Rogers meets George Benson, all rolled up into one performer. ... full review

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