3 guitarists, 3 shows

Feder, Mateo and Rojas to play June 15-17


Three accomplished Keys guitarists – each with a unique style of play – will join together for the second Florida Keys Guitar Summit, to showcase their skills individually and in duos and trios.

Contemporary guitarist David Feder, classical guitarist Mateo, and Latin guitarist Rolando Rojas will perform on Friday, June 15 at the Islamorada Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway; on Satrurday, June 16 at the Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway; and on Sunday, June 17 at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m.

“The summit’s theme – A Fusion of Master Guitarists – accurately describes what awaits concert attendees,” said Mateo, the founder of the Florida Keys Guitar Festival Summit series. “Each guitarist, with his own unique style, will perform solo and then with the other guitarists, creating engaging new sounds, like great individual vocalists who sing together for the first time to create new harmonies.”

Jimmy Buffett called Feder a “Florida treasure” at a recent performance in the Keys. National Public Radio said Feder “has a magic way of making you feel like an old friend with songs that are original and intimate.”

Classical guitarist Mateo is a composer and soloist who has performed with the Yehudi Menuhin Concerts and has been a Florida Artist-in-Residence. He produces and performs in concerts all over the Keys.

Rojas has played with musicians such as Gloria Estefan. Graduating from the Izidor Handler Conservatory of Music in Vina Del Mar, Chile, Rojas is a multifaceted instrumentalist who composes and performs in many genres.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door. For the Islamorada and Marathon concerts, go to keystix.ticketforce.com. Purchase Key West concert tickets at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

On June 17 at 11 a.m., there will be a Guitar Summit Meet & Greet the Performers Brunch at the Margaritaville Resort Bistro 245 Restaurant, 245 Front Street, Key West. There is no charge to attend, but since it is Father’s Day, brunch reservations are suggested – call 305-294-4000.

More information, including video clips of the guitarists, is at floridakeysguitarfestival.com or on Facebook at Florida Keys Guitar Festival.

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