First Tuesday Music: Dan Balmer
Tuesday, May 1, 7 pm
Portland guitar legend and First Tuesday favorite Dan Balmer returns for May Day. Dan and his fellow musicians will entertain with their distinctive mix of jazz, rock, soul, blues, and country.
Dan Balmer has long been considered one of the finest guitarists, composers, and educators in the Northwest. In 2009 Dan became one of only five Oregonians to be honored with membership in both The Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame. He is the youngest person to be included in both Halls, and is hailed by The Los Angeles Times as, “the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be.”
From 2005-2009 Dan toured and recorded with two time Grammy Winner Diane Schuur, playing in over 15 countries and 60 cities. When not on the road with Ms. Schuur he leads his own groups and continues his long standing gigs with drummer Mel Brown, David Friesen, and others. Dan has appeared on over 80 CDs, including eight of his own which have received critical acclaim and international airplay. Dan’s music has been featured in movies and television shows both in the U.S. and overseas.
This program, part of Lake Oswego Pubilc Library's First Tuesday Music series, is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call or email Chris Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org / 503-534-5667.