Wine & Cheese Reception: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Concert: 8:00 - 9:00 PM
The performance includes an hourlong wine & cheese reception before we descend to the Crypt.
Proof of Vaccination will be required, and we request that audience members wear masks during the performance.
Guitarist Jiji plays an extensive range of music, from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation, effortlessly marrying old and new into something that is at once undefinable yet also deeply familiar. Heralded by The Washington Post as one of the “Top 21 composers to watch in 2021,” her graceful, groundbreaking approach to the guitar will resonate deep within the intimate confines of the Crypt.
Let yourself be swept away by six strings and a whole lot of soul…
Claudia Sessa: Occhi io vissi di voi, arr. by Jiji
Natalie Dietterich: Abigail
Máximo Diego Pujol: verde alma
Roland Dyens: tango en skai
Harold Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Tania Leon: Bailarin
M. Marais: Les Voix Humaines
J. S. Bach: BWV 998
Frantz Casseus: Haitian Dance Suite
Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Her music is influenced by her regular activities as a DJ, where she highlights the electronic dance styles of happy hardcore and Berlin experimental electronica.
Jiji is currently based in Tempe, Arizona where she holds the post of Assistant Professor of Guitar at Arizona State University. She is sponsored by D’Addario Strings.