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Alan Jaffe

ALAN JAFFE’S career as a guitarist and composer has spanned a wide range of musical forms, from jazz, blues, and funk, to opera, music theater, and the art song. As a guitarist, he has toured the United States and Europe, playing with great improvisors such a Julius Hemphill and Anthony Davis, as well as with funk artists James Brown and Maceo Parker. His ten-year collaboration with the avant/funk group Slickaphonics resulted in five CDs, concerts, and televeision appearances throughout Europe and the U.S. As a composer, he has collaborated with librettist Deborah Atherton on a music theater work, Carmilla, an adaptation of the 19th century vampire story bu J.S. LeFanu. More recently, their opera, Mary Shelley, had its premiere at The Ethical Culture Society in New York City in May, 2002. Allan as been a pioneer in the contemporary guitar rag. His book Ragtime Guitar, a collection of his original rags along with his arrangements of classic piano rags, was published by Hal Leonard Publications in September, 2004.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Stephen Haynes and Bugaboo Friday, November 10, 2006, 10:00p
Dark Woods Ensemble Friday, December 9, 2005, 8:30p

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