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Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Mandolin Workshop w Sharon Gilchrist

11 to 4PM (w 1 hour break)

GiG - 1808 Second Street
Santa Fe New Mexico
Price: $60 - Tickets at door

This workshop is for any mandolin player looking to further their experience of the instrument. Topics discussed will be pulling tone from the instrument, how to work on timing and groove, understanding your fretboard better through double stops, arpeggios and chord inversions, applying these aspects of musicianship to at least a couple of pieces of music and ideas on how to practice. 

Sharon Gilchrist is a mandolin and upright bass player, singer, song-writer based out of the Bay Area in California. She has concentrated mostly in bluegrass and new acoustic music and has performed and recorded with many of the folks who helped create those genres including Darol Anger, John Reischmann, Scott Nygaard, Bill Evans and the Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet. She has taught mandolin for fifteen years privately, in music camps around the nation and taught at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design for seven years. 

To reserve a seat and copy of handouts please contact Sharon at or 505-670-8587

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet Gary Versace Mark Helias Gerald Cleav

7:30 PM - GiG Special Event!!

GiG - 1808 Second Street
Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet Gary Versace Mark Helias - Gerald C
Price: $20

Jazz Times magazine says Alessi has "drop-dead trumpet chops" and calls his music "as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets.” Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco,CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. But after taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he lit out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He's been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Dafnis Prieto. Alessi has recorded seven albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical. Jazz Times named This Against That's debut outing one of the ten best recordings of 2002 and in 2010, Alessi released “Cognitive Dissonance” which received a 4 star review from Downbeat magazine and was included in The New Republic’s top ten list of records of 2011.  In 2013, Ralph will release two records, a quartet recording on ECM records featuring Jason Moran and a duo record on CAMJazz with Fred Hersch.


Featuring some of the most in-demand creative voices on the international jazz scene the Baida Quartet is an absolute must see event at GiG this fall! 


The Baida Quartet is also appearing in Albuquerque at The Outpost on Oct.30th.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The Charlie Christian Project w Bobby Shew & Michael Anthony


GiG - 1808 Second Street
Santa Fe New Mexico
Price: $15

The Charlie Christian Project celebrates the music of legendary guitarist Charlie Christian. Although he lived only 25 years (1916-1942) Charlie Christian left an enormous legacy both as the house guitarist at New York’s Minton’s Playhouse and a member of the historic Benny Goodman Sextet. Charlie Christian pushed the electric guitar into the spotlight even though the instrument was in its infancy. 


Formed in 2011, the Charlie Christian Project features longtime Los Angeles session guitarist Michael Anthony, Grammy award-winning trumpeter Bobby Shew, bassist Micky Patten and drummer Cal Haines. 

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