Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Fall Concert Series featuring Jazz Music by the Gus Woodrow Trio. The concert is free with admission and free for members as one of the many amazing membership benefits.
Be sure to visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and our famous prickly pear margaritas. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society.
About the Trio:
The Gus Woodrow Trio features Gus Woodrow on guitar, Patrick Morris on bass, and Casey Hadland on drums. Formed in 2017 through mutual gigs, the group has played extensively throughout Arizona. With influences ranging from Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk to Kurt Rosenwinkle and Herbie Hancock, the Trio always provides a listening experience that is both soothingly nostalgic and virtuosically enthralling. They perform regularly at Maynard’s Kitchen every other Friday, where they bring their signature laid back hard bop atmosphere to their followers.
About Gus Woodrow:
Gus Woodrow first gained widespread acclaim at age 17 with his appearance as a classical guitar soloist on NPR’s From the Top radio program, taped live in Centennial Hall and airing to an audience of more than half a million listeners. This momentum carried him forward to be selected less than a year later as one of eleven classical musicians from around the country to participate in National YoungArts Week, for which he traveled to Miami to perform in the New World Symphony Center. These early successes culminated in an extensive European solo tour the following summer, in which Gus performed three weeks of concerts in Holland, Germany, England, and France. Meanwhile, Gus won or achieved top prizes in 10 national and international guitar competitions.
Having established himself firmly as a top classical performer and feeling inspired by his experiences abroad, Gus sought to expand upon his compositional and improvisational interests. He focused his efforts on jazz guitar, and, drawing on a passion for writing music in diverse styles, became devoted to writing his own new works. Since early 2016, he has played regular concerts of his own original music in various groups ranging from jazz trios to large rock bands.