Grammy® nominee Jon Finn performs with performing/recording artist Juli Finn as headline duo for Boston’s best guitar artists’ roster
McGRATHPR.com – In a gathering of Boston’s finest guitar performing artists under one roof, The Great Guitar Night is presented on Friday, November 5, 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the region’s historic Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington.
The Great Guitar Night celebrates Boston’s finest guitarists in one night, under one roof! Listen in as spectacular and legendary guitar performing artists explore a myriad of music’s top genres from blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues and classical through to gypsy styles. Grammy Award® nominated guitarist Jon Finn appears with laterally accomplished counterpart singer/songwriter and performing/recording artist Juli Finn, as they take the stage in solo and duo tunes delivering a performance to remember!
Capturing celebrity status at every performance, husband-and-wife guitar/singer/songwriter dream team Jon and Juli Finn perform the music they make uniquely together, a captivating take on jazz, blues, pop and classical, covers and originals, in an organic mix of styles, songs and interpretation. Both performing artists have appeared the world over, performing in such prestigious concert venues as Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, Seattle’s Sky Church, Portland’s Roseland Theater and many more.
The roster is rounded out by the exceptional music of professional performing artists Paul Bourgelais, Erin Harpe, Max O’Rourke, Jack Soref, Gerry Beaudoin and Brad Faucher in one unforgettable night on the stage. Celebrate the fine art of guitar playing with some of the greats!
About the Performing Artists
Jon Finn – A striking guitarist since age six, Jon Finn has been a professional musician throughout his life. He has been repeatedly acknowledged within the international community of musicians as being, a distinct leader of modern rock guitar as a performing artist, composer and educator. Jon has served as a featured member of Berklee College of Music’s guitar faculty since 1988 and performs with Boston Pops Orchestra and his original ensemble, The Jon Finn Group. Jon’s recordings have been nominated for two Grammy Awards® and he has toured as a solo artist and featured band artist internationally.
Juli Finn – As a songwriter, recording and performing artist, guitarist, recording session guitarist, and a guitar instructor, Juli was a founding member of the instrumental trio Destiny and has played live nationally, opening for artists such as Joe Satriani, Robin Trower, Ronnie James Dio, and Blue Oyster Cult. She released a full-length album with Destiny, solo EP and solo album. She has won numerous guitar competitions, and at millions of views, is a YouTube sensation. Prior to relocating to Boston, she performed with the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dance band, The Rhythm Nation and the Disco/Funk sensation, DanceMaxx Band. She performs in concert around New England with local 80’s band Fast Times, classic 70’s rock band The Experts, and Jon Finn Group. She has performed with numerous professional musicals, including Seussical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Bridges of Madison County, and The Altar Boyz. Juli holds a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance from Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude, where she currently teaches guitar and is earning her Master of Arts degree in songwriting.
Brad Faucher – A musician, music teacher, short film producer and live music producer Brad wears many hats in his busy career. Brad has long been a first-call guitarist and vocalist on the Boston blues, jazz, and R&B scenes. Notable local performances include the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Tanglewood. A true artist’s artist, and a musician’s musician- Brad effortlessly blends blues, jazz, gospel, and R&B in his own unique and original style. He has appeared with blues legends Ronnie Earl and Mojo Buford.
Gerry Beaudoin – An elder statesman and award-winning jazz guitarist with an international reputation, Gerry has had his music placed on the Grammy Awards Ballot three times in his career. Called, “One of New England’s premier jazz guitarists” by Just Jazz Guitar Magazine and a “Swing Guitar Master” by The Boston Globe, Gerry has a career that has spanned forty years and fifty recordings and DVD’s. Bringing his blues-based jazz guitar style to the USA and Canada, The Smithsonian observed, “A Beaudoin performance is a lesson in sophistication and class”.
Jack Soref – A New England premier gypsy jazz guitarist. In 2011, he spent half a year living in Paris France, to study and absorb the music of Django Reinhardt at its source. Jack has performed as an accompanist for international jazz manouche luminaries such as Joscho Stephan, Gonzalo Bergara, Olli Soikkeli and Adrien Moignard. Soref has been a perennial favorite at Wisconsin’s Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest and has been a guitar instructor at the prestigious Django in June events.
Max O’Rourke – Born and raised in rural Vermont, Max O’Rourke began studying guitar at the age of six. When he was eighteen, he traveled to Holland to study the style of Django Reinhardt with some of the legendary guitarist’s direct descendants. He is the recipient of the Djangofest Northwest Saga Award for outstanding young musicianship. Max has established himself within the national gypsy jazz circuit by touring with the bands of Gonzalo Bergara, John Jorgenson and Rhythm Future.
Erin Harpe – Boston-based band leader, producer, indie label owner, singer-songwriter Erin leads the electric blues quartet Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. Erin has also issued a pair of well received acoustic blues albums. A consummate blues singer and guitarist, Erin is also an in-demand finger-style blues educator who in 2016 released the DVD “Women of the Country Blues Guitar”. Erin’s solo performances are an authentic and electrifying mix of the country and blues idioms. Living Blues Magazine named Erin New England’s “ Blues Artist Of The Year”.
Paul Bourgelais – A classical guitarist, Paul has been involved with music for over thirty-five years. A noted guitar instructor and recording artist, Paul has taught at a number of prestigious institutions including Notre Dame College. He currently maintains a performance and touring schedule of 150 to 200 dates annually, including biweekly classical guitar recitals at Currier Gallery of Art in New Hampshire, featuring selections by Bach, Villa Lobos, Tarraga and Sor. Paul has released a series of classical guitar recordings.