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GIG - 1 Reprise
Luis D'Agostino Trio with Special Guest
John Hoare - Trumpet & Flugel Horn

Took Place on 12th July 2005 - A very special thanks to the Musicians and all the Jazz Fans who turned up and made the Performance a sell out success - a perfect result and an exhilarating evening of Jazz from these Masters of their Instruments
Luis D'Agostino is a Virtuoso Guitar player whose styles span the spectrum from the flashiest of rock music's extremes to the purest, subtle and sensitive jazz interpretations. He is considered one of the best Argentine guitar players of his generation and he plays a range of solid electric and semi acoustic guitars including Yamaha, Godin, Hofner.

Luis has been resident in the UK since 2001, gigging on the jazz club network scene with various musicians including (Gilad Atzmon, Steve Waterman, Bobby Wellins, etc).
During the period 1983 and 1995, Luis - in his guise of spirited rock star- toured extensively throughout Latin America and Europe with the popular "New Song" band movement.  He then moved to Los Angeles and participated in the Encore Program at the Musician Institute where he took advanced classes of improvisation and jazz harmony with Scott Henderson, Bob Magnusson, Ron Schete among others and lately guitar legend Joe Diorio before becoming Director of the Yamaha School of Popular Music and endorsee of Yamaha Guitars for Argentina and Brazil. 
Luis has also written a book on harmony for guitar, Toco Solo, (Ricordi, 1995). and Improvisacion, una guia completa para el musico de Jazz Blues y Rock (2003).
Luis also teaches guitar to students at a number of Schools in Oxfordshire.
UK recordings are:-
My One and Only Love
Sample tracks

Different Ways, (F5 009876) - received with acclaim by music critics in July 2003
The Play of Light ,(33 Records, 33JAZZ082) a duo with fellow guitarist Pete Oxley: 2004
-.a pleasing mixture of Standards, Latin tunes and Contemporary Jazz compositions played in an elegant, unhurried and enjoyable fashion.
In Between, GBHCD09 – 2005
Includes tributes to influential Jazz Musicians, Composers and the Latin music of his youth.
Sample track - Joy Spring (750Kb)

Argentinean guitarist Luis D'Agostino takes the opportunity of this album debut to display several aspects of his music personality. The album opens with pleasing hard-bop strolls through "I'll Remember April" and Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring" on the electric guitar, but is when he switches to nylon-strung guitar that he truly convinces. From a leisurely solo guitar introduction spiced with edgy dissonances, he leads the listener through the sultry Italian song "Estate", gradually building up the emotional pressure along the way with some fine soloing. In a contrasting vein and back on the electric guitar, D'Agostino pays homage to his mentor, the guitarist and teacher Joe Diorio, on Diorio's reflective prelude-style "Peaceful Journey" and with an edgy restlessness on Diorio's highly intervalic "Blues for All Space Cadets". In common with Diorio and Jim Hall, whose "Waltz New" also features here, Luis D'Agostino is interested in the further reaches of harmony on the guitar, as is evident in his sophisticated interpretations of "Tenderly" and "Nancy with the Laughing Face" in particular. In a couple of brief non-jazz "interludes", the guitarist reminds us of his roots with  straight-ahead performances of two South American pieces for the classical guitar- a waltz by the Venezuelan composer Antonio Lauro and a tango by the Argentinean Luis Borda. This is an enjoyable album and a useful introduction to a talented guitarist. With this project behind him and with his influences now clearly acknowledged, perhaps Luis D'Agostino will be free to focus on harnessing his diverse interests and formidable skills to build a strong musical identity of his own.  Charles Alexander (Guitarist) - Jazzwise - revue.

Live from the Concert Jazz performance
Opening Number  (Green Tea by John Schofield) - with John Hoare MP3  2.1MB
Luis D'Agostino's Solo - MP3 1.3MB

myspace - Luis D'Agostino      31/03/08 Luis returns to Argentina for a Sabbatical - haste ye back!

 Raphael Mizraki- Electric/Acoustic Basses

Raph is a Bassist Extraordinaire - through his involvement with Oxfordshire Jazz Clubs he has appeared with many internationally acclaimed musicians such as John Etheridge, Chris Garrick and Jonathan Gee.  A highly proficient musician who moves fluidly from Acoustic Contrabass to Fretted and Fretless Electric Basses.Raphael Mizraki launched his illustrious career as a professional drummer at the age of fourteen. Since then his skills have been honed, jazz bass playing and percussion. From Chris Haigh's Tziganerama through to the and His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, he's paced them all.  Raph’s varied career encompasses playing percussion for Kaboodie Theatre, Pan Projects and Tara Arts; oud, viol, rebec, medieval lute and other instrumental knick-knacks in The Dufay Collective.  He played keyboards for Gasper Lawal and the Oro Band and drums for Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, as well as being bass player for Hassan Erraji and Arabesque, Todd Shaperville and the Blues Barons, and more recently Jamie Cullum.

Charlie Stratford- Drums
Charlie won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he studied with Joe Hunt (late of Stan Getz) and Skip Hadden (Weather Report). On his return to England he performed with artists such as Scott Hamilton, Humphrey Lyttleton, Jamie Cullum and Suggs. He has continued his studies with Ed Thigpen of the Oscar Peterson Trio and as well as playing with Luis D Agostino.  Charlie also plays regularly with The Big Buzzard Boogie Band and the trumpet led group John Hoare Four.  His free flowing style of playing lends itself to a wide range of musical flavours from Latin to Eastern rhythms.

Special Guest

John Hoare (Trumpet & Flugel Horn) has been carving a career in jazz and commercial music both as a trumpet player and as a composer. His trumpet has taken him around the world, working as a sideman for the likes of Jamie Cullum, The Super Furry Animals, Ilya and Shirley Bassey. His own group, "JH4", (formed in 1997) have recorded one album and are currently working towards the second. He is also the recipient of an award for "Outstanding Musicianship" from Berklee College of Music, Boston and a Degree in Music from Oxford Brookes.  John is now working on his Sextet (JH6) which includes:-

Barnaby Dickinson - trombone
Ben Castle - saxes and flutes
Ross Stanley - piano
Richard Pryce - bass
Charlie Stratford - Drums                    John Hoare Website

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