"...Ramessar proved he possesses musicianship to die for" - KW Record

Misappropriation Playlist 

Waterloo Region friends! Looking forward to seeing some of you at this concert:) It's an eclectic programme featuring compositions by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, improvisations on Domeniconi and Bach, and a tribute to Canadian icons The Tragically Hip. 

Wed, Nov. 16, 2016 ~ 12:30pm (free admission)

Court & Spark: The Music of Joni Mitchell 

Like some cosmic gift to the human race, poet/painter/musician Joni Mitchell interpreted the aching beauty of the human experience like few others. 

I'm overjoyed to present two intimate concerts celebrating her unique musical voice and incredible spirit. Hoping to spend some time with you next weekend enjoying timeless masterpieces such as: Both Sides Now, River, Big Yellow Taxi and many more. 

Also... Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving / Indigenous People's Day! 

Court & Spark: The Music of Joni Mitchell 
The Registry Theatre 
Friday, Oct. 14 & Saturday, Oct. 15; 8:00pm. 
Tickets: Centre in the Square Box Office
(link in photo)

Running Red Rocks 

We had some spare time before soundcheck in Denver, so naturally we took a quick road trip to visit Red Rocks and get some mile-high exercise! Always nice to be back in the Rockies :)

 
 

 

Posted by Kevin Ramessar on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Guitarra Barroca etc. 

Just wrapped up a fun programme with my longtime partners in crime, Matthew Lima (bass) & Graham Hargrove (percussion), at The Registry Theatre (our favourite venue)! 
We played some Bach (BWV 995 & 998), 'La Catedral' by A. Barrios, Scarlatti duets with marimba, an arrangement of Arvo Pärt's 'Spiegel im Spiegel' for guitar, bowed vibes, crotales & bass, and a selection of other favorites by Ralph Towner, Pat Metheny.  Of course we couldn't resist throwing in some Lennon/McCartney with a little tribute to the late, great George Martin.

Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber 

Approx. 4 years ago, Josh and I were in the middle of previews for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, after having enjoyed successful runs at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and La Jolla Playhouse.  We also had the opportunity to perform 'Heaven On Their Minds' for the NY Times feature on Tony Award Nominees (of which Josh was one).  It's a joy to reminisce and revisit some of those great tunes, as well as songs from Evita (which we also did in Stratford), Phantom, Cats, and more, at 54 Below, on Feb. 27th (9:30pm) and March 7th (7:00pm), together with Brian Lowdermilk.  




Carole King comes to Beautiful! 

What a beautiful surprise last night. Carole King came to the show, met us afterwards and told us stories about her music and life; conducting a studio orchestra at age 15, her various collaborations with other musical giants, and her lifelong experience of wearing her professional and personal "hats". She entertained questions, gave us some "not-notes" :) and then on the way out, ended with an incredible, impromptu masterclass. All clichés aside, what a wonderful privilege to sit at the feet of the master, and witness her incredible musicianship up close.


Hot Latin Nights 

Had a blast playing with my buddy and fantastic percussionist Graham Hargrove, along with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra & William Rowson, conductor. We played Graham's wonderful arrangements of works by Piazzolla, Puccini, Cardoso & Gaspar Sanz for Marimba/Vibes, Guitar & Orchestra, and threw in some Scarlatti duet arrangements for fun! Graham also brought down the house with the world premiere of his concerto Skin & Bones for Orchestra and, well, bones.
The first time Graham and I played together, we were dressed in tights and covered in stage blood and mud, busking in 15th century Fuente Ovejuna at the Avon Theatre. 7 years later, we've cleaned up as nicely as we can :) and are wearing slightly more comfortable clothes, and we're still having the time of our lives making music together!
 

Photo: Irene Miller

Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)




Interview with the K/W Guitar Society

Stephen Zurakowsky and I had a little chat about guitar gear, practicing, the upcoming concert for CMSWR, and more!
Click here for the interview.

 

Solo Concert - Fundraiser for Community Music School of Waterloo Region

CMSWR does amazing work making music education accessible to all youth in the Region - check out this great opportunity to support them.
Silent Auction & Concert @ The Button Factory.



 

Classical Guitar meets Pipe Organ!
(click here for Record article)


 

New Recording!

Stay tuned for details on Kevin's upcoming recording of original songs & trademark cover arrangements.
Info is coming soon on how you can support this, and future musical projects!

 

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