On Saturday April 8, France’s acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan continues his 40 date tour of the USA and Canada with 2 concerts on the same night at the famed Iridium Jazz Club in NYC! Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album Encore (2014), Rose d’Or of the Montreux Festival for his first album, Près de Paris (Switzerland, 1976), Best World Music Guitar Player by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine, Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.
There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His “manner” of playing defies classification – crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, “Arabic” or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. A great ambassador of peace. Not to be missed!