30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WINDHAM HILL'S WINTER SOLSTICE
William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Alex De Grassi, Todd Boston, Mia Pixley
Tue Dec 11
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ages
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
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William Ackerman is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, and producer. Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in 1976.
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American pianist, violinist, composer and singer, born in 1958.
Alex De Grassi
Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952, in Yokosuka, Japan) is a Grammy Award nominated American fingerstyle guitarist. de Grassi came from a musical family. His grandfather was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. His cousin, William Ackerman, founded Windham Hill Records and signed de Grassi to his label. de Grassi's first album "Turning: Turning Back", an instrumental collection of solo guitar pieces, was released by Windham Hill in 1978. His next album, "Slow Circle" (1979) was his last for Windham Hill to exclusively feature solo guitar work. As the label shifted away from folk into a more new age sound de Grassi was joined by an ensemble of Windham Hill artists on subsequent albums.
For his fifth album, "Altiplano" (1987), released by RCA Novus rather than Windham Hill, de Grassi turned to more of a jazz sound. After one more new age album he began mixing in world music influences, particularly South American music, on his album "The World's Getting Loud" (1993), his last release for Windham Hill. He reprised the South American theme on "Tata Monk" (2000). de Grassi was nominated for a Grammy Award for his 1998 album "The Water Garden."
Todd Boston is a composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in San Francisco. As a performer at concerts, festivals, yoga classes and bedsides of hospital patients, Boston invokes the feeling of nature in his melodic and rhythmic playing to inspire and soothe his listeners. He recently launched a project called "Acoustic Meditation" that supports listeners to listen, breathe, relax and focus. (Source: booklet information of Various - Acoustic Yoga)
Austin, TX native, cellist, singer, and songwriter, Mia Pixley is a recent graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mia and her cello have collaborated in Off-Broadway theater productions, film, recordings with grammy award winning artists, and performance art compositions. She recently released her first solo EP, titled “Inside Under,” under her solo project name, Baeilou. Mia is thrilled that she gets to play with Barbara Higbie and company for the Winter Solstice Tour.