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“Soft Hands” Documentary on Jazz Guitarist Joshua Breakstone and Live Performance by Breakstone and The Cello Quartet at New Canaan Library
November 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library’s year round music series presents a special screening of the documentary “Soft Hands,” exploring the life of legendary jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone, his long association with Japan, and his unique group “The Cello Quartet.” The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lamb Room.
In addition to the screening, Breakstone and The Cello Quartet will perform live on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.in the Lamb Room. The unique sound of Cello, the collaboration of four renowned jazz veterans, is attributed to the addition of cello to the guitar, bass and drums. The result is a harmonious musical marriage that appeals not only to jazz lovers but to a broad audience. The group will perform selections from their three Capri Records releases as well as some new surprises.
Please register for this program online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Joshua Breakstone has produced 22 recordings many jazz legends, and is regarded as one of the major jazz guitarists of our day. He is also the author is “Jazz Etudes: Studies For The Beginning Improviser,” a standard text at many colleges and universities, and has both performed and presented workshops throughout the world. Breakstone will present an introduction to the film, and conduct a Q & A.
“Soft Hands” was produced for Colorado Public Television CPT12, a PBS affiliate, by Joshua Hassel, Emmy award winning PBS arts documentary filmmaker, and directed by Adam Reynolds.