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The Great Guitar Gathering
For twenty-four years Douglas Anderson School of the Arts has presented Jacksonville with The Great Guitar Gathering; a fund raising concert to benefit the guitar department for the school. The event not only showcases the fabulous DA Guitar Orchestra, but has presented many of the most respected solo artist in classical, finger-style, and jazz guitar. Many of the past guest are Grammy winners, National Finger-style Champions and International competition winners.
This year’s featured artists are international award winning Pierre Bensusan and classical guitar virtuoso Stephen Robinson.
French guitarist Bensusan received the 2014 IMA Award for best Live Performance Album, he was named Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine, and many other international awards.
Stephen Robinson, according to the New York Times, is known for his “effortless virtuosity with intelligence and taste.” Andrew Segovia called him “a magnificent guitarist, one of the most brilliant guitarist of our times.”