Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
The Studio Theatre

Produced by Brevard Music Group
Presented by the King Center


Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
In the Studio Theatre

Tickets start at $59.50 (inclusive of fees)

Join us in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre for an evening of contemporary jazz. Craig Chaquico has had over forty years of international success in a variety of genres, from '70s and ‘80s rock and pop to contemporary and new age jazz and blues guitar. He was an original founding member, lead guitarist, songwriter and producer of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, American rock bands, Jefferson Starship and Starship, from 1973 - 1990. He was a main hit songwriter on “Jane,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Layin’ It On the Line,” and the only lead guitar player on all of their hit albums, songs, tours and videos (Miracles, Runaway, With Your Love, Count on Me, Sara, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now). In 1975, Chaquico earned the #2 spot as Best New Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Readers Poll, just above Ted Nugent and George Benson, who tied for 3rd. In 1990, Craig turned to the acoustic-electric guitar and has been a million-selling, chart-topping solo jazz guitarist, composer and producer, skillfully weaving lyrical melodies and active rhythms reminiscent of his rock roots with the rippling, glistening fluid tones of contemporary and smooth jazz compositions. His first solo album in 1993, Acoustic Highway, featuring such hits as “Return of the Eagle” and “Mountain in the Mist.” His song “Sacred Ground” was featured in the first Harley-Davidson Road Songs Collection. His follow-up album, 1994’s Acoustic Planet, including songs such as “Gathering of the Tribes” and “The Grey Wolf Hunts Again,” reached #1 in Billboard's Top New Age Album chart, received a BAMMY Award for Best Independent Album of the Year and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age album. He has been on the top of the charts now for over four decades, with the release of his first blues album, Fire Red Moon, which debuted in 2012 at #15 on Billboard's National Blues Chart. He is currently producing an album of solo acoustic music for the Circle of Discovery National Park System which is due to be released in early 2019.

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