About All Star Guitar Night
Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Anaheim, CA
Now in its 20th year, Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night is NAMM’s longest running, most widely recognized, and most successful sponsored event. ASGN is a unique, guitar-centric event bringing together talented musicians for a night of both acoustic and electric music. The finest pickers on the planet assemble on stage to amaze standing-room-only audiences. The event typically features an acoustic and an electric set, featuring artists with household names as well as up-and-coming musicians.
While the evening celebrates the guitar and entertains audiences, it also raises money and awareness for a very important cause – music education for children. The artists donate their time and talent and the sponsors generously fund this event so that disadvantaged children can have access to instruments and music instruction in their schools.
The Marriott Anaheim hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District. The Winter All Star Guitar Night was hosted in the Grand Ballroom with the Silent Auction accessible from the main hallway lobby.
Founder and host of the ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity, Muriel Anderson is widely respected as one of the premier fingerstyle guitarists/composers on the scene today. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. She enjoys touring as is evidenced by her “recipes from the road” on her website. She uses GHS Muriel Anderson signature strings on both her guitar and harp guitar. www.murielanderson.com
Steve began his career as a guitarist, founding his Brooklyn, NY school, The Guitar Workshop in 1977. He purchased his first Stick in 1984, and has focused his performance activities on it ever since. Steve has performed at clubs, festivals and conventions all over the U.S., and has conducted seminars and workshops on the Stick in various U.S. cities and in Italy and is a regular columnist for Twentieth Century Guitar Magazine. www.steveadelson.com
Miles Aubrey is a guitarist, keyboardist, composer, vocalist and actor. It is said, ‘he is one of those rare talents who truly seems to have it all. He’s one of the best out there today.” Miles was also the lead guitar for opening acts of Big and Rich, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Restless Heart, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Steve Morse Band and more. www.milesaubrey.com
For more than a quarter of a century, two time Grammy nominated guitarist, composer and producer David Becker has continued to define himself as one of the best and most unique voices in jazz and contemporary music by combining diverse influences and a passion for the new and different, and his ability to play for the present while always keeping an eye on the past and future. Together with his brother Bruce on drums, they have led the critically acclaimed DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE to a worldwide audience by performing in more than 20 countries. www.davidbeckertribune.com
One of the leading exponents of straight-ahead jazz guitar, Kenny Burrell is a highly influential artist whose understated and melodic style, grounded in bebop and blues, made him in an in-demand sideman from the mid-’50s onward and a standard by which many jazz guitarists gauge themselves to this day. learn more
Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today’s scene. Mimi has performed/recorded with Branford Marsalis, Joey DeFrancesco, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder and countless others. Guitar player magazine said, “Mimi is a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms, she has reinvigorated them.” www.mimifoxjazzguitar.com
Vicki is a fiercely original musician, singer, composer. Transmuting jazz, funk and world music in a contemporary folk alchemy, Vicki draws from a diverse palette of harmonies, rhythms and modal tunings. Studied in both classical and jazz guitar, she has been featured on numerous recordings, radio and television. Vicki performs extensively to an ever-growing audience. In 2008, Vicki was awarded Guitar Player”s Guitar Superstar 2008 Award. www.vickigenfan.com
Acoustic fingerstyle guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in sharp contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. www.shaunhopper.com
Henry is an American jazz guitarist. His recording debut, “You’re The One,” achieved #1 status on both the Radio & Records NAC chart, and Contemporary Jazz chart for two months. In addition to his solo recording projects, Johnson has found time to record with the likes of Ramsey Lewis, vocalists, Joe Williams and Vanessa Rubin, and saxophonist Richie Cole, among many others. He has performed with Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw, Angela Bofill, and many other great jazz artists.www.henryjohnsonjazz.com
In the 1970s, Laurence spent three years recording and touring as lead guitarist of Wings. During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental GRAMMY® for the track “Rockestra” from the album Back To The Egg. After Wings disbanded, he embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, and soon developed a reputation as a world-class guitar virtuoso, being voted #1 by Fingerstyle Guitar magazine.www.laurencejuber.com
Scott Law may have been born in Southern California but his music pulls together traditions from every corner of the country. He has performed all over the world, but his music sounds like coming home. His latest album, Black Mountain, is all about his acoustic roots and the fiddle-driven string-band sounds of the Appalachian Southeast. www.scottlawmusic.com
Janet Robin can be defined in a single word: musician. Many people attempt to make music, but few earn that illustrious title. Those in this business reserve that label for the rare individuals who consistently demonstrate a high level of talent, perseverance, taste and sensitivity over a period of time. To these people making music is not simply a pastime; it is a matter of blood and guts. www.janetrobin.com
As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes. www.andytimmons.com
Eclectic Electric Guitar Trio
EEGT is rare blend of musicians with very diverse styles that blend perfectly together to create something unified and different. Alex Skolnick is one of the most diverse guitarists of his generation. Well known as the lead guitarist of the Bay Area thrash metal band Testament, he is equally adept as an improviser of jazz and world music. Jane Getter is “the fiercest fretboarding female ever to strap on a Stratocaster,” according to Guitar Player Magazine. Bruce Arnold is an author, composer, educator and guitarist residing in New York City. www.eclecticelectricguitartrio.net
Invented Like Stars
Invented Like Stars is a band born of Freedom, Expression, Creation, Invention..and Friendship.
After years of friendship, playing and touring together (and separately) with various superstars, the four members of Invented Like Stars came together to have fun. What started as pure improvisational exploration led to explosive collaboration, resulting in songs that cross genres and bend the lines of expectation. INVENTED LIKE STARS consists of Chris Johnson on drums, Tim Carmon on keyboards, Courtney Leonard on bass and Michael “Fish” Herring on guitar.
Thank you Sponsors!
Thank you so much to our awesome sponsors!
Guitar Player Magazine
The Heritage Guitar Inc. of Kalamazoo.
Santa Cruz Guitars
Sony Creative Software
Sony Pro Audio
Techtonic Audio Labs
Guitar Workshop Plus
Silent Auction, Artist Merch & Donations
We’ll have our popular silent auction outside the ballroom (bid high and bid often). It’s for a great cause and you’ll go home happy! Artist merch will also be for sale. Artists donate their time to the evening’s event so take a little bit of music home with you and you’ll go home happy!
A Few Words from our Valued Sponsors
“All Star Guitar Night is always a fantastic celebration of guitar talent and the perfect venue to present Guitar Player Magazine’s Legends award. Additionally, the sheer volume of marketing and promotion done around the event also serves to put our brand in front of literally thousands of guitar fans. It’s a great show and a great cause!”
“Year after year ASGN meets and exceeds our expectations for the level of excitement they create for a concert event. Reverend Guitars proudly sponsors the show, and most importantly, our dealers consistently tell us it was the highlight of their NAMM experience.”
“Yamaha is proud to be associated with Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night. Muriel and TrueFire always host an incredible show with an amazing lineup of incredible guitarist that come together for a worthy cause. For Yamaha and our top guitar dealers, the All Star Guitar Night is the highlight of the NAMM show!”
“All Star Guitar Night is truly one of the highlights the NAMM Show for our dealers and customers. It’s like the Extreme Games for guitar players – it’s always entertaining, and always delivers top-shelf exposure for our brand! We’re very glad that Greg Bennett Guitars is a part of this industry standard.”