Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Grand Finals of the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concerto Competition with orchestra
Featured Guest Artist, John Jorgenson
Competition Music Director, Maestro Frank Fetta
Sponsored by The Friends of the Jorgenson Family
Scholarship prizes sponsored by The Associates of the Redlands Bowl
Experience five dazzling performances from extraordinarily talented concerto competition finalists as they compete for the prestigious competition’s top prize. The finalists are chosen through a rigorous selection process prior to the concert and the winners announced at the concert evening’s conclusion.
Culminating the spectacular evening will be a performance by John Jorgenson, a past Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition winner and Grammy-winning guitarist. Known for his blistering guitar riffs, mandolin mastery, and broad musical palette, he has earned a reputation as a world-class musician, as evidenced by his collaborations with Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Sting, Billy Joel and others.
Jorgenson is considered “the US Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz.” Over the years, Jorgenson has continued to honor the legacy of Django Reinhardt by bringing his unique brand of Gypsy Jazz to the masses with his John Jorgenson Quintet.
“Brilliant guitarist!” – ELTON JOHN
“John Jorgenson is one of my most favorite players. He is incredibly versatile and his solos are unique and melodic, played with amazing technique. My guitarist’s guitarist.” – PETER FRAMPTON
“If there was one guitar player I’d like to be, it would be John Jorgenson.” – BRAD PAISLEY
“John Jorgenson is one of the most respected guitarists in the world…” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
No admission charge, no tickets needed, seating is first-come, first-served.