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Al Di Meola

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Al Di Meola sits firmly among the greatest guitarists of our time, with a celebrated international career spanning almost five decades and numerous GRAMMY awards under his belt.

A bona fide guitar luminary and prolific composer, Al Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on many more with the likes of fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with the late Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White) and the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.

A pioneer of blending jazz with musical styles from around the world, Di Meola’s dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, while the depth of his writing along with the soulfulness and inherent lyricism of his musical expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

For this special MIJF performance, Di Meola will perform a combination of new material, older classics and compositions from some of his major influences including Astor Piazzolla and Lennon & McCartney.

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