Gil Gutierrez plays Opus 40 in Saugerties this Saturday

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Discovered by the famous trumpeter and bandleader Doc Severinsen, Mexican guitar virtuoso Gil Gutierrez is a prolific recording artist and tireless live performer. He has played Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He has sat in with the Minneapolis and Florida Symphonies and with the New York Pops. Although he did not begin recording until 2002, Gutierrez’s 14 releases describe a restless and inspired run of productivity and exploration.

In 2014, Gutierrez and Severinsen released Oblivion, a zesty swing date that effortlessly bridges Gypsy and Big Band pop swing styles. Gutierrez’s musical dialect is a truly international fusion born of jazz, Latin, Gypsy and folk. He can blaze like a great flamenco player or he can ruminate profoundly on simple melodies. His voice is equally at home in front of symphony or in the most intimate solo settings.

Gil Gutierrez with violinist Bob Stern return to the Barbara Fite Room at Opus 40 on Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Admission costs $40. Reservations can be made on the Opus 40 webpage, www.opus40.org, or by calling (845) 246-3400. Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties.

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