Ava Mendoza

    Sat / 18.06. at 15:30

    Cankarjev dom, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana

    EUR 15, 12* (triple bill with Samo Šalamon Dolphyology and Kim Myhr - Sympathetic Magic)

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    Ava Mendoza, el. guitar

    Brooklyn-based guitarist Ava Mendoza (1983) is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after guitarists of her generation, revered for both her signature technique and emotional approach to the instrument. “Her command of the instrument is prodigious, her tonal palette is expansive, and her lunchbox is chockfull of sonic goodies,” wrote Tzvi Gluckin in the Premier Guitar magazine. Mendoza was included among the "rising star guitarists" of the DownBeat Critics' Poll in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. She is a leader of an art-rock band, Unnatural Ways, and works with a host of prominent musicians in a wide variety of settings, from jazz and rock to avant-garde and improvisation.
    All these genres (and more) have a place in her solo performance, in which styles and periods are skilfully combined, taken apart and reassembled into a striking and coherent sonic whole.

    Due to the cancellation of his European tour Ben LaMar Gay will not perform at the 64th Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

    Artistic Directors (SI): Bogdan Benigar, Borja Močnik, Andrej Dré Hočevar*
    *(artist-in-residence; .abeceda VI.; Mladi Raziskovalci VI.)