Esteban & Mazzella
318 E. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ, 85701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Esteban & Mazella
TUCSON, AZ, December 19th 2019 - THE Guitar-Aficionados Concert of the Year: Two Arizona Guitar Legends, Esteban & Anthony Mazzella!!!
What's more thrilling than seeing a celebrated Guitar Guru masterfully dazzle their audience with finely-crafted guitar gems born of pure inspiration and decades-long dedication? Naturally, seeing TWO guitar gods performing together for the first time!
For One-Night only, Tucson's treasured Rialto Theater will host "the ultimate guitar experience," joining together the combined talents of world-famous classical guitar legend Esteban, and world-class virtuoso Anthony Mazzella, who Guitar One Magazine calls "one of the top ten guitarists in the country." Accompanying them on electric violin is none other than Esteban's daughter and frequent musical collaborator, Teresa Joy, both of whom are regular guests on AZ Family 3TV's Morning Show. This is your chance to see masterful song-craft of two stylistically different guitarists join forces to electrify a Tucson audience with a high-energy, passion-filled performance!
Only a beloved historic venue like the Rialto, host to superstars Ed Sheeran, Lauryn Hill, and Gregg Allman when they're touring Arizona, would be appropriate for the enigmatic power of these crowd-pleasing musicians, known for stealing the hearts of their concert fans and taking them for the musical ride of their lives! Mazzella will start the show with a bang, introducing new fans to his power-packed and always theatrical fusion of world influences: flamenco, jazz, funk, R&B, celtic and rock & roll.
In the right hands, the guitar drives any music-lover-with-a-pulse wild: its difficulty to master, the endless stylistic possibilities, the jaw-dropping solos and the hard-driving rhythms emerging from the heralded "ax" of one who has become worthy to wield such a powerful force, is thus capable of launching audiences into unexplored heights of musical orgasmic bliss!
Esteban is famously known as one of the rarely-accepted students of the Spanish Guitar Maestro Andres Segovia, but has built a global fan-base all his own. Through tireless touring and television fame through record-breaking sales of his hugely successful guitar & DVD-instructional packages, Esteban is not only a household name but a mentor to hundreds of thousands of budding musicians.
From the hottest nightclubs of Manhattan to the sun-drenched stages of Italy, Turkey and the Near-East, Mazzella has played with the greats, and has joined the ranks as one of them. A native of New York who now calls Arizona's "most livable city" of Scottsdale home, Mazzella is known to shred unique artistic interpretations of Guitar classics from Led Zeppelin to Carlos Santana, but whose cutting-edge and intricate style have established him in a class of his own.
With six superbly-crafted albums under his belt, Mazzella has become a seasoned and sought-after concert guitarist and record producer. Citing diverse musical inspirations and adoring many styles led Mazzella to perform alongside and learn under world-music master Omar Faruk, as well as being a rare student of Jazz Legend Stanley Jordan. Mazzella has astounded packed-house audiences for years with a virtuoso prowess and sensual performance which vacillates effortlessly between middle-eastern folk to hard rock solos; from classical fingerstyle to the enchanting electric guitar "tapping" which makes every show a jaw-dropping spectacle of "what will he do next, and how does he do it?!"
Esteban's style has endeared him into countless hearts, as his range and repertoire is virtually boundless when rocking out with daughter Teresa on classic oldies like "Runaway," to more traditional, complex flamenco pieces, like the ones he was instructed to master by Segovia, before his soon-to-be mentor agreed to grant him an audience so many decades ago. It was then that Esteban's story as a future Guitar Legend truly began. From humble beginnings as a steelworker's son in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to crippling challenges along the way including a car accident that temporarily left him without the use of his hands, Esteban continues sharing his musical inspiration to delighted crowds around the world. However, the esteemed performer has always had a special love for the state of Arizona, which he has called home for nearly 40 years.
This Holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a musical feast for the ears. Take part in this one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen musical match-up of cherished guitarists Esteban and Mazzella, with special guest electric violinist Teresa Joy. You are assured to be delighted and amazed to see what masters of the craft can do when they are soaring on inspiration from the vivacious energy of a packed house of blissful concert-goers! This is a Guitar Dream Team that you will be telling all your friends and family about...so just bring them to begin with, and let them witness it for themselves. This will be One for the Ages! Ole!
All Ages (7 yrs & up)