I was fortunate enough to attend the pre-concert lecture/clinic for the Broadway Center's International Guitar Night. There, I had the privilege to meet three international masters of the guitar: classical guitarist Andrew York, guitar poet Brian Gore, and fingerstyle innovator Maneli Jamal. We discussed the music industry and varied approaches in composition and improvisation in a small group of Seattle-Tacoma area guitarists.
The International Guitar Night series, founded by Brian Gore, is a very important staple in today's contemporary guitar lineup. I highly recommend for anyone who has not seen this series to go see it next time it's in town! It is rare opportunity to see virtuosi of such caliber all performing on the same stage together!