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Alternative Guitar Summit 2018

Our Annual camp is NEXT WEEK! June 11-15 At Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York

with Joel Harrison, Oz Noy, David Gilmore, Nir Felder, Mark Lettieri

 Thurs. June 21, 7-10 pm: Bill Frisell Invitational

Featuring the Bill Frisell Trio and guitar guests Julian Lage, Brandon Ross, Matt Munisteri, and Marvin Sewell- A rare event with the esteemed master Frisell as he jams with four distinctive guitar voices

Le Poisson Rouge:  158 Bleecker St, New York, NY, $35 adv/ $45 day of show

Fri., June 22, 7-10 pm: Jazz-Rock-Funk Throwdown

Featuring Harriet Tubman (Brandon Ross, J.T. Lewis, Melvin Gibbs), Adam Rogers and DICE (with Nate Smith, Fima Ephron), Dave Fiuczinski Micro Kif Jamz, plus special guests

A nod to some of the greatest electric guitar music ever: the Jazz-Rock- Funk nexus that produced heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, Reggie Lucas, John Scofield, Larry Coryell, and John McLaughlin

Nublu 151: 151 Ave. C, NY, NY, $25/ $30

Sat., June 23, 8-10:30 pm: Across the Generations- First Time Duos

Featuring Rez Abbasi and Jeff Miles, Peter Bernstein and Gilad Hekselman, Joe Morris and Matteo Liberatore, Joel Harrison and Anthony Pirog

An intimate meeting of older and younger players in a series of duets that ranges from straight ahead, to ethereal, to avant-garde and all things in between

Jazz Gallery: 1160 Broadway NY, NY, $25/ $30

 Sat., June 23, 1:30-3:30 pm

WORKSHOP WITH BILL FRISELL: a truly rare opportunity to sit up close and listen, ask, learn.

Jazz Gallery: 1160 Broadway NY, NY, $60



The Alternative Guitar Summit, founded in 2010, is a yearly festival of daring, inventive players who emphasize new and unusual approaches to the guitar. The music we present celebrates the guitar’s enormous range, beyond style or genre.

The AGS seeks to commission new work, whether improvised, notated, or both, and is devoted to promoting new music through education and performance in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond. We specialize in creating opportunities for lesser known, non-commercial musicians.

Lifeforce Arts Inc., a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Joel Harrison in 2013, is the fiscal sponsor for the Alternative Guitar Summit.

View the website for Alternative Guitar Summit HERE.