Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert


Windham Hill
Winter Solstice Concert

w/ Barbara Higbie, Will Ackerman & Liz Story

Friday, December 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Barbara Higbie
SOLD OUT! - Check for turn-back tickets on day of performance.

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert

Three captivating artists who rose to fame recording for the Windham Hill label come together to celebrate the season, drawing on material from the label’s Winter Solstice series of holiday-themed albums. The dreamy Windham Hill “new age” image doesn’t do justice to the passionate singer, pianist, fiddler and guitarist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write and sing like Laura Nyro and Carol King, a prize-winning folk fiddler who will interpret a John Coltrane tune through a French vocal.” For this year’s concert, Higbie put together this Winter Solstice ensemble with GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Alex de Grassi and renowned Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne. de Grassi is a virtuoso musician whose 1978 Windham Hill debut, Turning: Turning Back, was cited by Acoustic Guitar magazine among the top 10 finger-style guitar recordings of all time. Over his 30-year career, he has toured the world non-stop and released seventeen influential recordings. Lynne is a master harpist and composer, named one of Los Angeles magazine’s Top 50 Most Inspiring Women and described by the All Music Guide as “one of the top new age artists on the planet.” Of this show, Higbie says “It's a show made for people who want to celebrate the season in their own unique way.”

Artist Personnel

Barbara Higbie piano, violin, vocals
Alex de Grassi guitar
Lisa Lynne Celtic harp
Aryeh Frankfurter harp, violin, keyed fiddle
George Tortorelli bamboo flute

"(Barbara Higbie is) one of the most exciting musicians I have heard " — San Francisco Chronicle
"Lisa Lynne is one of the top new age artists on the planet " — All Music Guide
"…intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention " — Billboard on Alex de Grassi

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