IMPORTANT: This live-stream concert will premiere at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and can be viewed at artsholytrinity.org, Facebook LIVE (@trinityakron) and on YouTube (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Akron). This concert will be available to stream on-demand for approximately seven days following its premiere.
Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick have been performing their unique style of classic American jazz for over 40 years. Combining Van Duser's sophisticated, elegant guitar style with Novick's soulful clarinet, they delight audiences all over the country with the passion, warmth and wit of their music. They released ten recordings as a duo, made many guest appearances on "A Prairie Home Companion Show," and were featured in a 30-minute interview on NPR's "All Things Considered." Come celebrate the start of their 45th season of performing together.
Their music is based around Van Duser's innovative finger-style guitar wizardry, and his uncanny ability to play bass lines, chords and melodies all at the same time. With his daring imagination, breathtaking technique, and wonderful musicality, Van Duser has become an inspiration for guitarists all over the world.Novick's ever-inventive and soulful clarinet playing provides the ideal complement to Van Duser's guitar. With his vast knowledge of the classic jazz era, his dazzling improvising skills, and his entertaining vocals, Novick is able to both add a melodic and dynamic spark to their performances. Their music sounds fresh and original, yet is also deeply rooted in the rich legacy of the classic jazz age.
Thank you to Leek Pipe Organ Company for serving as the Outreach Underwriter for the 2020-2021 series.