On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert at the Cleveland Bradley County Library.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert, at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library.
The concert is sponsored by the library, and is part of Bianchi’s 2017 concert season. Previous concerts this year were given in Georgia, Minnesota Iowa and Indiana.
As a native of Williamson, N.Y., Bianchi began performing at weddings and cafes while still in his teens. The uniqueness of the classical guitar coupled with his professionalism enabled him to stay working over the years. As his skills grew, he gave full concerts throughout Western New York. His hard work earned him performances at the Rantucci International Guitar Festival as well as the nationally recognized Ithaca Guitar Festival. His concerts continued with his move to Atlanta in the summer of 2002.
From 2005-07, Bianchi took a hiatus to tour nationally with Country acts Young Guns (Nashville) and Chace Roberts (St. Paul, Minnesota).
As an electric guitarist, Bianchi toured much of North America; playing clubs and dance halls with capacity crowds. It was an exciting time in his life and was quite the adventure. On his return home, Bianchi resumed his solo performances. By 2009, he was touring throughout Georgia, playing in places such as Savannah, Tybee Island, Toccata, Richmond, Duluth and Hartwell.
In February 2010, Bianchi undertook his first cross country solo tour. Making stops in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, he gave concerts for fervent audiences. The overwhelming success of this tour enabled him to expand his solo career to a national level. He continued his success in 2011 with performances in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.
His success skyrocketed in 2012 and 2013, with successful concerts as far away as Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Wisconsin. Concerts were also given in Texas, Ohio and all of the South East. His 2014-17 concert season built upon the success of previous years, with repeat visits to venues in Alabama, Wyoming, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi.
Bianchi’s 2017 concert program includes works by Laurent de St. Luc, Jose Luis Merlin, and Heitor Villa-lobos.
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