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Ana Popovic

Mon, Jun 27 -
Tue, Jun 28, 2016




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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes sizzling blues guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovic touring in support of her new release TRIOLOGY. Band members joining Ms. Popovic are Steve Malinowski (B3/Keys and background vocals), Stef Avellaneda (drums) and Carlton Armstrong (bass and background vocals). Set times Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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Belgrade-born, Memphis-based guitarist Ana Popovic is about to WOW her fans with her most ambitious project yet. With TRILOGY (release date May 2016) Ana releases three full length albums in one! Twenty-five blues, jazz & funk tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Bernard Purdie (The Purdie Shuffle), Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), rapper Al Capone and many others.

The only female guitarist part of the ‘all-star’ Experience Hendrix ’14 and ’16 line-up about her upcoming record: “In an Era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted TRILOGY to tell a different story. The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life.’

TRILOGY highlights in musicianship. Ana’s agile shredding and soulful voice, showing you don’t need Southern roots to create fiery blues, jazz or funk.

“Ana Popovic is one helluva a guitar-player.” -Bruce Springsteen

“Ana rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion.“ -Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

Ana's been nominated for five Blues Music Awards, appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player. Her albums Can You Stand The Heat and where 'Pick Of The Week' by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana's albums made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are being played regularly on U.S. radio.

Ana Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a warm family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of fifteen. Since then, Ana has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world.

Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She is endorsed by Fender, Mesa Boogie, Ovation and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Jonny Lang and many others. When not on tour, she resides in Memphis, TN.

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