Conscia Jazz, the Bedford based jazz promotion and education company, are very to be welcoming the internationally renowned guitarist Gilad Hekselman to Bedford on Thursday the 10th of November.
He is to be performing solo guitar at the Pavilion in Bedford Park, following on from Conscia Jazz’s successful 2016 series of ‘Jazz at the Park’. As always, this event will feature a 15-30 minute Q&A session between the artist and the audience in the second set, designed to help break down the barrier between musicians and their audiences.
Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson.
Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Smalls. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most noteworthy jazz festivals including Montreux (Sui), North Sea (Ned), Montreal (Can) & San Francisco (USA).
In April of 2013, Gilad released his fourth album, This Just In, under the JazzVillage label of Harmonia Mundi. Recorded and engineered in New York by Michael Cisneros Perez, the new album features Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin, and Marcus Gilmore also showcases Mark Turner on three titles.
This event starts at 8pm on the 10th of November, with doors opening from 7.40pm. Tickets cost £25.95, which includes a grazing board, which be served in the interval. There is a fully licensed bar serving wine and beer. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, there is a maximum of 30 tickets available, we recommend you book your tickets as soon as possible.
Book here or call 01234 351104