06/11/22 - CARBÉ & DURAND w/ LEAH FINKELSTEIN & HEATHER STEWART

You do not want to miss this special show of two singer-songwriter duos whose compelling creativity and talent has earned their compositions slots in movies and television shows.

CARBE AND DURAND: The two guitarists have bridged the worlds of classical and blues guitar for well over 20 years now. A married couple, a professional partnership, and, in the end, two people who very much love to play their guitars. They are co-founders of the acclaimed Billboard-charting instrumental "world guitar" group INCENDIO, with 11 Albums and 2 DVD's available internationally. Constant live work since the year 2000 has galvanized their playing. Their compositions outside of Incendio have been placed in an astounding variety of TV shows, movies and video games from the blockbuster comedy "Bridesmaids" to "Law and Order”, “Modern Family”, "Burn Notice”, “History of Mexico”, “Far Cry 3” and so many more.

But for Carbé and Durand, Liza sets aside her bass as well as scoring to come back to her first love, the acoustic guitar. It is the instrument she most connected with as a child. In the little spare time outside of Incendio, Liza and JP have concentrated on a variety of classic tunes done in their two-guitar style. Their acoustic duo disc, "A Bridge Between", is recorded live in the studio, capturing the fiery spontaneity of their duo concerts. Late in the recording process, the duo decided to add some original pieces to the mix, done on steel-string as opposed to the nylon-string guitar. Those songs widen the original scope of the project and further capture the timeless, simple beauty of two committed players working together to achieve the most sonorous sound possible.

Liza brings a wealth of musical knowledge and guitar discipline to the duo. A guitarist from the age of 8, Liza went on to obtain her degree in classical guitar from Cal State Northridge. She soon served two masters - classical guitar and voice by day, and rock and roll bass by night. She traveled the world, playing in the rock group Vixen as well as backing up former Santana singer Leon Patillo. During her stint playing guitar in Lindsay Buckingham's 1993 solo tour, she met JP, joining him in his Steely Dan cover group, Pretzel Logic. Shortly thereafter, she and JP married, and they were off writing music for Entertainment Tonight, which eventually went into the general Paramount music library and was used extensively in many different movies and TV shows.

JP comes from the world of rock and the blues. Raised in West Los Angeles, JP missed synth pop completely, opting instead for the rawness of punk rock as well as the earthy explorations of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson. However, JP is also of Peruvian descent, so artists like Trio Los Panchos, Los Morochucos, and even Julio Iglesias sat side by side with more rock-oriented music. It is this wealth of South American traditional and pop music that JP came to fuse with rock and jazz through Incendio.

With their duo, Carbé and Durand lay out a two-guitar vision, a sampling of traditional tunes and new compositions fused together by the transformative dedication of the two players. Carbé and Durand's Website.

MUSICIANS LEAH FINKELSTEIN AND HEATHER STEWART met at the Malibu Music Awards some years back, both winning awards for their individual songs, and ended up bonding over a glass of wine (or two). Leah and Heather collectively have released FIVE studio albums and have had songs featured in both film and television including the world's most watched drama, NCIS. They were also founding members of the musical comedy group, "The Boobé Sisters" which performed on comedy stages across the US and were featured on America's Got Talent and The Gong Show. They often play live together and quite naturally fell into becoming a composing team for television, film, and new media. They composed the themes to a number of series, including The Dungeon Run, where they are also the Music Supervisors and provide live sound cues. For more info go to Finkelstein and Stewart's Website

 

Saturday June 11, 2022 | 7:00 PM | $20.00

Patrons must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions. Masks are OPTIONAL.
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