Teasin’ the Frets: Virtuosic Guitar Music of the 1920s
Nahum Zdybel, guitar
David Boeddinghaus, piano
Guitarist and early-jazz enthusiast Nahum Zdybel presents a concert of music from the pioneers of jazz guitar and banjo. These rarely performed pieces, meant to showcase the prowess of early jazz virtuosi such as Nick Lucas and Eddie Lang, range from Ragtime to Impressionistic, at times revealing their roots in Italian string traditions and at times gesturing towards the instrument’s role in the emerging jazz style. Joining Nahum will be renowned pianist David Boeddinghaus, a masterful interpreter of early jazz piano styles.