Opening Concert with Jazz Masters Larry Baeder & Mike Emerson

Key West International Guitar Festival presents

Opening Concert with Jazz Masters Larry Baeder & Mike Emerson

Fri, June 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room

Key West, FL

$25.00 - $35.00

The Key West International Guitar Festival begins with the original Guitar Summit duo, Mike Emerson and Larry Baeder, as they reunite to perform in the Back Stage Listening Room for the opening concert for the 2019 Key West International Guitar Festival. 

Full bar// Limited seating

Visit keywestinternationalguitarfestival.org for more festival information!

Larry Baeder
Larry Baeder was born in Philadelphia and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  Many of the older jazz greats who were from KC, such as Count Basie, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, were still alive when he was growing up.  

As a teenager, Larry played a classical violin.  Larry’s explanation of his preference for the electric guitar is filled with musical lore. The electric guitar was invented in the U.S. It is loud! Since the1950's, the guitar has been the dominant instrument of our musical culture. It’s affordable and portable. Something about electric guitar connects to a young man in a very primal way. 

Larry moved to New York started playing guitar for the soul legend, Chuck Jackson (Any Day Now), a staple at the Apollo Theater,  He continues to play with Chuck in New York, making this the longest association in his musical career. 

Larry remembers his a special moment touring with the Temptations before an audience of 100,000 in a stadium when everyone began to sing along with "My Girl.” It took his breath away.
Venue Information:
Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040
https://www.thekeywesttheater.com/