George Quirin is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, collaborator, performer, teacher who is based in Santa Barbara, California. George loves to travel and is available to perform or collaborate with you anywhere in the world. George loves music and is excited to hear from you about your musical project.
What I do
Tradewinds Pacifica: A musical journey across the Pacific and around the World with Santa Barbara guitarist George Quirin and Tokyo-based shakuhachi master Bruce Huebner. The shakuhachi flute, rooted in Zen Buddhism and made of bamboo, meets the passion of the Spanish guitar. In ancient times the shakuhachi was carried from the Middle East to Japan on the fabled Silk Road. Meanwhile, the guitar springs from flamenco and Renaissance traditions and has antecedents in the Middle Eastern Oud.
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The Idiomatiques are a unique listening experience. The Band draws mainly from Gypsy Jazz, but the accomplished musicians of many genres bring their own flair. Forming about five years ago, they became the first Gypsy Jazz band in history to place in Billboard’s contemporary jazz top 30 chart, spending eleven weeks there. The Idiomatiques combine virtuosic instrumental abilities with some vocals and comedy, using a mixture of Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Mainstream Jazz and even some R&B. Members of the band have worked with Michael Jackson, BoyzllMen, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Larry Carlton, Luis Munoz and Gilles Apap among a host of other world renowned recording artists.
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Recent Project: I Just Want To Paddle – Music composed and performed by George Quirin
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