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Acoustic Alchemy

Thu, Jun 15 -
Sun, Jun 18, 2017




All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
$32.50 Includes a $6.00 Service fee

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Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes contemporary jazz instrumental band, Acoustic Alchemy for four nights and six shows, touring in support of their latest double CD Live in London. Band members: Greg Carmichael (nylon guitar), Miles Gilderdale (steel string acoustic/electric guitars), Fred White (keyboards) and Gary Grainger (bass) and Greg Grainger (drums and percussion). Set times Thursday at 7:30pm and Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Set time Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday - Sunday.

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For 27 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the potential of the acoustic guitar by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings – despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins. Through it all, the overriding mission of Acoustic Alchemy has been to reach the broadest possible audience by pushing the potential of instrumental music to embrace a broad spectrum of styles without being limited to any specific genre.

Four years in the making, Roseland is Acoustic Alchemy’s newest recording. The album was self-produced in Gilderdale’s home studio in York, England (with some post-production in London and Germany), and released on the band’s newly formed label, Onside Records. Roseland was licensed to U.S.-based Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, and released on September 27, 2011.

In 2014, Live in London, a two CD live recording was released. Live In London is Acoustic Alchemy’s first ever double album, featuring songs from their most recent studio release Roseland, along with classic tracks from the band’s 16 album catalog.

“For a lot of people, instrumental music is just a sound that plays in the background,” says Carmichael. “But we put a lot into it – not just with this record but with every record we’ve ever made. I’d like to think that after all these years, we’ve learned how to take people on a journey. A lot of our fans have said that we that for them. As long as they keep coming back, and as long as they want to stay on that journey, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing.”

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