LexArt Inspires! with Bill Novick and Guy van Duser
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45 years, making music, performing and creating
Billy Novick has gained international recognition as a performer, studio musician, arranger, composer, and leader of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. His versatility has allowed him to be featured with artists in all different genres, including performances or recordings with J.Geils, Leon Redbone, David Bromberg, Martha and the Vandellas, Freddie Fender, Dave McKenna, and Duke Robillard. If you haven’t seen him perform you’ve undoubtedly heard him on one of the more than 350 recordings, film and TV soundtracks where he has been featured. He has composed fifteen scores for modern dance and his full-length ballet scores for The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises premiered at the Kennedy Center to sold-out houses and rave reviews. Novick’s jugband adaptation of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Dave Van Ronk, debuted in New York’s Lincoln Center and his orchestral arrangements have been performed throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Novick’s most recent recording- the seventeenth under his own name- is Inner Space.
Guy Van Duser
Rounder and Daring recording artist Guy Van Duser is internationally known for his unique “stride guitar” style of playing, as well as his imaginative and sometimes outrageous arrangements for finger-style guitar, including the amazing Stars and Stripes Forever! Guy is a graduate of Oberlin College in music, has over thirteen albums and CDs available on Rounder, Daring, and Green Linnet Records, as well as many more in collaboration with artists such as Bill Staines and Jeanie Stahl, and is the author of Stride Guitar from Mel Bay Publications. As a composer, Guy produces soundtracks for films and public television programs, such as Frontline, Nova, and The American Experience. Guy has been a faculty member in the Guitar Department of Berklee College of Music since 2009.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H37JeP_5tm4 The Great Gatsby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVs0S4fzdA Ballet performance at the Kennedy Center
LexArt INSPIRES is a series of online and in person conversations with artists. These interactive talks will explore the relationships between perception, creativity, & inspiration in the arts. Embracing building community through the making of art and craft, LexArt offers this series free and open to the public. Join us on every third Thursday of the month at 7pm. Registration required. Register or RSVP today to make sure your spot is saved.