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Steve Vai - 23/3/18
While many artists fit perfectly into one category, STEVE VAI remains unclassifiable over the years. Thanks to his exceptional talent and skills he has gained an increasingly large legion of fans of all genre. Having sold over 15 million albums and won three Grammys, among other successes, the Master is willing to reveal his secrets in an exclusive and absolutely unique Masterclasses in Tel aviv. Alien Guitar Secrets is the Masterclass where Steve will share details about his technique, perform and answer questions from the audience in his fully customized classes. A unique opportunity to hear Steve talking about his technique on the guitar, the music business and methods to discover and unlock your own musical identity. In addition, some participants may interact directly jamming with Steve during the class.


Andy Mckee - 05/12/16
born April 4, 1979 in Topeka, Kansas, Andy Mckee is an American fingerstyle guitar player who has released solo albums and been the subject of YouTube videos. In late 2006, a live performance of his signature song "Drifting" became a Featured Video on YouTube and MySpace, achieving over 55 million views on the former. McKee began listening to metal, such as Dream Theater, at an early age. He described on Woodsongs how he was a "metal freak" during childhood, even performing a Metallica song in his high school talent show. It was not until he saw Preston Reed that his influences began to shift towards acoustic songwriters such as Don Ross and Michael Hedges. Both walks of music continue to influence him, though he has stuck with acoustic music in his professional life until now.
Paul Gilbert & Stu Hamm band (Double bill) - 10/11/16
Paul Gilbert has recorded a massive amount of stunning guitar music, all while circling the globe to play sold-out arenas from Japan to Jakarta. 
Paul’s style stands out for it’s rare combination of accuracy, creativity, power, humor and pure love of music. In addition to his solos tours, Paul is a founding
member of the band MR. BIG and also toured with Joe Satriani’s G3, played in a host of tribute concerts with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy.
Stu Hamm has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani and many other well-respected guitarists. Subsequent recordings with Satriani along with the release of his own solo recordings solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer. His band features Greg howe on Guitar and Zoltan Csorsz on Drums.


Albert Lee - 10/10/16
"The greatest guitarist in the world" according to Eric Clapton, British by birth and upbringing, Albert Lee spent the mid-'60s as a top R&B guitarist, but in the 1970s became one of the top rockabilly guitarists in the world, and no slouch in country music either. In England he's a been household name, and in Nashville and Los Angeles he's been one of the most in-demand session guitarists there is, playing behind the Everly Brothers or alongside Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and many others. Lee has received many awards, winning five consecutive times Guitar Player magazine's "Best Country Guitarist" and a two Grammy Awards for Best Country Instrumental Performance. We are very pleased to have him in Israel at the Reading 3 venue, October 10th 2016. 
   
THE ARISTOCRATS BAND - 20/2/16
After two sell out shows in the past 4 years we are proud to promote the Aristocrats band third concert in Israel, at the Reading 3 venue in Tel aviv.
This concert is part of their third studio album "Tres Caballeros" world tour.
Their second album "Culture Clash" reached number 8 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts, in between John Scofield and The Yellowjackets…
The Aristocrats Band featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, an underground internet guitar hero with a highly acclaimed solo instrumental album under his belt, 2006′s Erotic Cakes. bassist Bryan Beller, a respected touring vet with Steve Vai, Dethklok, and Mike Keneally and drummer Marco Minnemann, veritable superstar drummer & clinician.
   
THE ARISTOCRATS BAND - 13/4/14
We are so pleased to announce the second visit of The Aristocrats Band to Israel to play at the Zappa club in Herzliya 13th of April 2014. this concert supports their second album "Culture Clash" that reached number 8 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts, in between John Scofield and The Yellowjackets…though no one would immediately classify the band as jazz.
The Aristocrats Band featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, an underground internet guitar hero with a highly acclaimed solo instrumental album under his belt, 2006′s Erotic Cakes. bassist Bryan Beller, a respected touring vet with Steve Vai, Dethklok, and Mike Keneally and drummer Marco Minnemann, veritable superstar drummer / clinician.


GUY KING - 13&14/12/13
Born and raised in Israel, Guy King first arrived in Memphis Tennessee at the age of 16. After a short stay in Memphis and a stint in New Orleans, Guy headed north to Chicago in pursuit of greater things and a musical career. Since arriving in Chicago, he has performed at the city’s top venues, such as: Buddy Guy’s Legends, Andy’s Jazz Club, House of Blues, The Green Mill, S.P.A.C.E., B.L.U.E.S., Blue Chicago, Rosa’s Lounge and others Playing 250-300 shows a year. Some of his appearances include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Festival, Blues on the Fox, Paramount Theatre, Basel Blues Festival (Switzerland) and many more. 
Guy played two dates in Israel: December 13th, 2013 at the Rappaport hall in Haifa & December 14th at the Zappa club in Herzliya. 
   
MIKE STERN & VICTOR WOOTEN BAND - 12/7/13
In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. He's also knowen as the guitar player of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Miles Davis. Together with Victor Wooten, who has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist, including five GRAMMY's as a member of the super group Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, they've formed the MIKE STERN / VICTOR WOOTEN BAND featuring Bob Franceschini on Sax & Derico Watson on Drums. They played one concert at the Shuni Fortress in Binyamina on July 12th 2013. 
 

JOHN LEE HOOKER JR - 28&29/6/13
We are so pleased to announce the second visit of John Lee Hooker Jr. to Israel and this time for 2 concerts, 28th June 2013 at the Zappa-club Tel Aviv & 29th June 2013 at the the Zappa-club Herzeliya. As the son of the great John Lee Hooker, JLHJ was exposed to the life of the blues. At only eight years old Jr. performed on Detroit's WJBK radio and knew from that moment that he wanted to follow the path of his father and become a world-class musician. His first album, Blues with a Vengeance certainly lived up to its name by wrapping up 2004 with a Grammy nomination in the Traditional Blues Album category and a nomination for a distinguished W.C. Handy Award as Best New Artist Debut. John got his second Grammy nomination in 2008.
 

PAUL GILBERT - 12/4/13
From platinum album sales and number one chart success as a founding
member of MR. BIG, to astonishing the guitar community with new levels of ferocious picking technique with shred-pioneers RACER X, pop, punk and classical music, Paul Gilbert has recorded a massive amount of stunning guitar music, all while circling the globe to play sold-out arenas from Japan to Jakarta. 
Paul’s style stands out for it’s rare combination of accuracy, creativity, and power – all which are balanced with Paul’s sense of humor and pure love of music. In addition to his solos tours, Paul has also toured with Joe Satriani’s G3, played in a host of tribute concerts with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy, and been integral in the design of his signature Ibanez PGM and Fireman guitars. Paul played with his power band including drummer Thomas Lang, Kelly LeMieux on bass & his wife, Emi Gilbert on Keyboard at the Reading 3 venue in Tel aviv on April 12th 2013 + He gave a guitar clinic on April 13th 2013 at the Comfort 13, Tel aviv. 
   
GUITAR DAY 2012 - 12/12/12
Andy Timmons 
- As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV. He has also played alongside Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson & Steve Morse.
Oz Noy - Born in Israel and arrives to New York in 1996. Since then, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene and performed, toured and recorded with Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Cyndi Lauper, Toni Braxton, Mike Clark, Dave Weckl, Roger Glover, Bill Evans, Warren Hayes, Gove’t Mule, Allen Toussaint and Eric Johnson.
Preston Reed - First time listeners find it impossible to believe that they're hearing just one musician in real time. Reed invented (in 1987) a playing style and compositional approach that integrates the full percussive potential of the guitar and revolutionized guitar playing!!!
Guitar Day Festival was scheduled for 12/12/12 but got Postponed till future notice.
   
THE ARISTOCRATS BAND - 23/3/12
It’s not just fusion. It’s not just shredding. It’s not even meant to be taken seriously at times. It’s just the sound of a new band, consisting of three guys who did a NAMM show gig and discovered they had something musically deep going on together… The Aristocrats Band featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, an underground internet guitar hero with a highly acclaimed solo instrumental album under his belt, 2006′s Erotic Cakes. bassist Bryan Beller, a respected touring vet with Steve Vai, Dethklok, and Mike Keneally and drummer Marco Minnemann, veritable superstar drummer/clinician. Their self-titled album was released worldwide in September 2011 and had played one concert at the Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv on March 23th, 2012.
   
ALAIN CARON - 3/3/12
Canadian bassist Alain Caron’s musical career began at the early age of 11 when he won an amateur contest, he soon joined some top 40 bands performing American, south-American and French standards. AT the age of 14 he discovered the music which would become his life’s passion - jazz. Opportunity knocked in 1977 when he met the Michel Cusson Group. they emerged in the early 1980s with super fusion group UZEB. To this day, Alain has released more than 20 records, solo or with  UZEB and in collaboration or as a guest artist on more than 25 recordings. Winners of numerous prices including, 10 Felix, 1 Gemeaux, 1 Oscar-Peterson award. Alain Caron's group had played one concert at the Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv on March 3, 2012.
SCOTT HENDERSON TRIO - 29/10/11
Born in 1954, Scott Henderson grew up in an era where blues-rock was at it's peak. His formative musical years took place in South Florida where he played the clubs with all kinds of bands playing everything from Led Zepplin to James Brown. Even though Henderson claims to be more of a blues-rock player, it was the influence of jazz that led him to the style of playing and composing that he is now famous for.
In 1991, he was named by Guitar World as the #1 Jazz Guitarist, and in January 1992, he was named #1 Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player's Annual Reader's Poll. Scott Henderson's trio featuring Dennis Chambers on drums & Jeff Berlin on bass played at the Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv on October 29th 2011.
HOWE HAMM CHAMBERS - 6/8/11
Greg Howe
's self-titled debut album was released in 1988 during the popular shred era and became his highest-selling album. Guitar World magazine ranked it tenth in the all-time list of shred albums. Greg’s second solo album "Introspection" set the tone for a series of eight fresh forays in to the mosaic of fusion, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. 
Stu Hamm has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani and many other well-respected guitarists. Subsequent recordings with Satriani along with the release of his own solo recordings solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.
Dennis Chambers began drumming at the age of 4 and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of 6. In the early 90s he joined the John Scofield band. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music.  
The fusion super-grope of Howe, Hamm and Chambers preformed on August 6th, 2011 at the Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv.
   
VICTOR WOOTEN - 16/5/11
Known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy winning super group, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Victor Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the year by Bass Player Magazine three times in a row and is the first person to have won the award more than once.
Victor’s uncanny skills and growing popularity lead to recordings and performances with artists such as Marcus Miller, Branford Marsalis, Mike Stern, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea, Dave Matthews, Prince, Keb Mo and the Jaco Pastorius Word Of Mouth Big Band. Victor came to Israel with drummer JD Blair for one concert at the Reading 3 venue in Tel-Aviv on May 16th, 2011.
 
   
JOHN LEE HOOKER JR - 22/10/10
John Lee Hooker Jr. As the son of the great John Lee Hooker, JLHJ was exposed to the life of the blues as some children are exposed to a parent who practices carpentry, bricklaying or farming. At only eight years old Jr. performed on Detroit's WJBK radio and knew from that moment that he wanted to follow the path of his father and become a world-class musician.
His first album, Blues with a Vengeance certainly lived up to its name by wrapping up 2004 with a Grammy nomination in the Traditional Blues Album category and a nomination for a distinguished W.C. Handy Award as Best New Artist Debut. since then JLHJ had relist three more records and got his second Grammy nomination in 2008. JLHJ performed at the Reading 3 venue in Tel-Aviv on November 22, 2010.
 
 
 
 
 

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