It’s Italia Live Music Schedule –
December & January
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 December 6||Stevan Pasero Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat December 7||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri December 13||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat December 14||Richard Patterson Classical Guitar|
|Fri December 20||Stevan Pasero Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat December 21||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Tue December 24||Ella Jenkins Celtic Harp|
|Fri December 27||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat December 28||Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar|
|Fri January 3||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Sat January 4||Ella Jenkins Solo Celtic Harp|
|Fri January 10||Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat January 11||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri January 17||Lisa Lynne Harp/Guitar Duo|
|Sat January 18||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
|Fri January 24||Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar|
|Sat January 25||Martin Douglas Smooth Jazz Guitar|
|Fri January 31||Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style|
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.
She's beautiful, she's talented and she's back on the Coastside! Ella Jenkins, a professional harp player (and originally from Half Moon Bay), spent four years in Scotland where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Scottish harp music and Gaelic singing. She's pleased to be sharing her artistry and passion for this ancient tradition once again at It's Italia.
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
Celtic Harp & Swedish Nyckelharpa
Lisa Lynne (celtic harp) and Aryeh Frankfurter (Swedish Nyckelharpa) combine their talents and rare instruments for this captivating evening of traditional and original music.
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.
Aryeh Frankfurter is also a Celtic harpist and multi-instrumental artist who has performed around the globe and for royalty. He specializes in unique and exciting adaptations of Traditional folk repertoire. His early training on violin and viola led him to the Celtic harp and most recently the Swedish Nyckelharpa.
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.
Solo Classical Guitar
Stevan Pasero is recognized worldwide as one of the most important, influential and versatile guitarists of the past two decades. He is noted for his creative arranging and orchestration style as well as in-depth transcription and improvisatory skills. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz and world markets. His music is found in 40 countries worldwide.
Guitarist Richard Patterson
Solo classical guitar
Richard Patterson enjoys an active musical career as a solo and collaborative artist. He has performed with his groups in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. As a student, Mr. Patterson lived in Spain, studying with maestro Jose Tomas.
Richard Patterson is also an active recording artist and has been a featured performer on more than thirty recordings. His compositions and arrangements are heard in feature films and on television and radio in over 30 countries.