Ian Ethan Case

Ian Ethan Case

Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case returns to Rockwood Music Hall with special guests Jharis Yokley (drums) and Mao Sone (trumpet).

Following a busy 2016 which included his first tour of Europe, two performances with a full symphony orchestra, and roughly 39,000 miles of travel within the US alone, acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case presents a new tour for 2017, previewing music from his upcoming album Earth Suite and featuring a never-before-seen custom instrument affectionately dubbed "The Beast". He performs in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall (7pm). Joining Ian will be special guests Jharis Yokley (drums) and Mao Sone (trumpet)

Incorporating newly developed "acoustic synthesis" technology from American inventor Paul Vo, the instrument was co-designed by Case and private luthier Wade Sylvester and took over 7 years to build. With an array of tuning levers allowing for accessing hundreds of tunings on the fly, along with sophisticated electromagnetic technology that physically manipulates the vibration of each string, be prepared to hear other-worldly sounds you've never imagined coming from a guitar, double-neck or otherwise. Joining Ian will be live looping and electronics specialist Stephanie Case, adding even more sonic and orchestrational variety to the mix.

Case has been gaining increasing recognition among the national and international music community for his original compositions, highly-innovative playing techniques, and creative use of 21st century looping technology—all of which combine to create music that has been described by critics and listeners as “revolutionary,” “stunning,” “magical,” and even “spiritual.” One first-time listener wrote, “Watching Ian play is not ‘listening to music’ . . . it’s a full mind experience.” He performed at Muriel Anderson’s 2013 All-Star Guitar Night at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim; has collaborated with 4-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen; and has been featured on NPR’s “Here and Now” program as well as on the nationally-syndicated public radio show “Echoes”.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jharis Yokley started playing drums at the age of 5 and hasn’t looked back since. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Jharis has performed with and/or learned from Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Ron Savage, Alain Mallet, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more of the world’s finest musicians. He has performed at such prestigious festivals and venues as the Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s, and St. Louis Jazz at the Bistro, among others. Jharis has recently moved to New York City to further his career in music

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mao Sone (http://maosone.com/) became a local musician in his hometown, Nagareyama, at the age of nine. At Berklee, Mao studied with Tiger Okoshi, Sean Jones, and Hal Crook, as well as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano. He shared the stages with Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Tiger Okoshi and more. He performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and more.

Mao has been awarded many accolades and honors, including first prize at International Trumpet Guild Improvisation Competition, being chosen as one of the 13 semi-finalists at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Nagareyama City - Culture Prize and Distinguished Services Prize, and the first prize at "Keep An Eye" international jazz awards in Amsterdam as a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.



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