It’s Italia Live Music Schedule –
March & April
All Performances from 6pm - 9pm
At It's Italia we delight in presenting world music— music with soul, music with depth, from local artists as well as artists from around the world.
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|Sat March 1||JOYA Solo Jazz Guitar|
|Fri March 7||Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat March 8||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri March 14||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat March 15||JOYA Solo Jazz Guitar|
|Fri March 21||Diana Stork, Celtic Harp|
|Sat March 22||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri March 28||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat March 29||JOYA Solo Jazz Guitar|
|Fri April 4||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat April 5||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri April 11||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat April 12||Gerry Basserman Solo Guitar, Samba/Bossa Nova|
|Fri April 18||Lisa Lynne Solo Harp|
|Sat April 19||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri April 25||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat April 26||JOYA Bossa Nova and Samba Duo|
Duarte's musical style is firmly based in traditional Latin music, while referencing elements of funk and jazz fusion. His playing reflects a true sense of the gypsy spirit. In his solo acoustic playing, as well as in his searing electric solos, he plays with a passion that equally captivates the listener. Duarte began playing guitar at age 12. His innovation and curiosity led him to classical music and jazz during high school. After leaving school, Duarte began to work professionally, playing R&B, funk, and other styles, touring and playing session dates. He has lived in England, and performed there and throughout Europe. He has also toured with ex-Jerry Garcia keyboardist Merl Saunders, and played on recordings with ex-Santana/Journey keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie.
JOYA / Gerry Basserman
Bossa Nova and Samba Music
JOYA has been playing and singing bossa nova and samba music for years on the Coastside and brings the same lyrical melodies and sensual rhythms to his own songs, newly released on two recordings "Dream On" and "Long Long Ride." Trained classically from an early age, JOYA studied guitar, composition, piano and conducting. This background led to a lifelong career writing and recording music in many diverse styles. Infatuation with the Brazilian songbook and highly original songwriting produce a fun, romantic musical atmosphere.
Lisa Lynne is a Celtic Harpist and Top 10 Billboard charting Windham Hill recording artist who has sold over one million recordings of her enchanting music. Her numerous TV and radio appearances and her Top 10 CD releases have made her one of the most beloved and widely celebrated Celtic Harpists in the acoustic music scene today.
Mark Owens started playing guitar in 1961 and amazed some of the "Greats" in the Music World! Born and raised in California, he has been playing up and down the coast and in Hawaii for 11 years. He has been influenced by Chet Atkins, Pat Metheney, & Gabby Pahinui. Mark has opened for Dave Mason, David Crosby, Jimmy Messina, Lee Michaels, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richard Smith, The Association and more! He has a Hawaiian Slack-Key derivative kind of sound that will astound you.
Diana Stork has been well known in the international harp world for over two decades for her eclectic style which incorporates ethnic, classical and contemporary harp traditions. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Diana has performed for such diverse groups as the Line’s Contemporary Ballet, the Maihar Orchestra of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and the Peace Ceremony of Thich Nhat Hahn at Grace Cathedral.
Her large repertoire consists of Celtic, Latin and other world music styles, Hindustani ragas, European Classical, Medieval and Renaissance, and some popular tunes. She is also known for her original compositions for the harp.