BLU Jazz+ presents
Joshua Breakstone - "Soft Hands: Jazz Ethereal"
Film Screening + Concert
Masterful jazz guitarist & recording artist celebrates release of his PBS documentary, “Soft Hands,” with an intimate film screening (6PM) and live concert event (8PM) in BLU debut!
“Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone’s jazz guitar,” wrote Paul Weidman in The Sante Fe New Mexican. “His flowing lines on up-tempo cookers are impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse,” has raved Guitar Player magazine. Japan’s Jazz Hihyo (aka Jazz Critique) recognizes that “The style in which Joshua develops his fluid single-note solos used to be thought of as the Grant Green school, but now this man leads the school. Downbeat also has written that “there is no shortage of young, knock-out jazz guitarists about us these days. And Joshua Breakstone is among the best of them.”
Joshua Breakstone was born July 22, 1955 in Elizabeth, NJ. Through his music loving parents he was exposed to Broadway shows, Broadway show cast recordings, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Through his older sisters he was exposed to all kinds of other music- including jazz and rock and roll. “My sister Jill worked for the light show at The Fillmore East where I could hear all the bands regularly, especially my then-favorites Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa.”
Don’t miss this very special evening at BLU! Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Joshua Hassel, has produced a wonderful piece that follows this legendary guitarist all across the globe – catch Joshua in concert at BLU, get your tickets today!Get Tickets