It’s Italia Live Music Schedule –
April & May
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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|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|
|Fri May 2||Lisa Lynne Celtic Harp|
|Sat May 3||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri May 9||Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat May 10||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri May 16||To Be Announced|
|Sat May 17||No Music - "Rock the Block" Day|
|Fri May 23||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat May 24||Martin Douglas Smooth Jazz Guitar|
|Fri May 30||Mark Abdilla Baroque Guitar|
|Sat May 31||Gerry Basserman Solo Guitar, Samba/Bossa Nova|
Mark is a concert guitarist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Although he was originally influenced by pop-rock music, Mark fell in love with the soothing beauty of the Renaissance, Baroque and classical genre while earning his bachelors degree at San Francisco State University.
Every August Mark performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other countries Mark has performed include England Ireland, Italy, Spain, Latvia,and the Czech Republic. Mark also plays weddings, restaurants, wineries, and cathedrals.
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.
Smooth Jazz Guitar
Soloist smooth jazz guitarist, Doug Martin, performs popular instrumental standards and R&B tunes in the smooth jazz genre including: “Breezin” by George Benson, “Oye Come Va” by Carlos Santana, "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson, "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck, "What’s Goin’ On" by Marvin Gaye, and "Shadow of Your Smile" performed by so many music giants and many more...
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.