A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison

FRI • OCT 11 • 7PM

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The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Legendary guitarist John Tropea leads an All-Star Band on a musical journey through the lifework of one of the most influential and unusual artists of our time, Sir Van Morrison.

Well known for hiring, only the top studio musicians, Morrison called on the highly regarded guitarist when recording Astral Weeks, Vedon Fleece and St. Dominic’s Preview. Tropea’s distinctive guitar can be heard on hundreds of records including albums by John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, James Brown, Harry Chapin, Deodato, Bo Diddley, and Ringo Starr.

Gypsy Souls, a stellar 12-piece ensemble of musical nobility that includes ‘Crooner’ Pat Guadagno, ‘Blues Brother’ Rob Paparozzi, ‘Musical Cosmopolite’ Michael Ghegan, Burlap to Cashmere’s Steve Delopoulos, and Maximum Horns, will take you Into the Mystic and beyond.

Anyone who has been to one of Pat Guadagno’s theatrical musical celebrations, BobFest (Bob Dylan), The Heart of Saturday Night (Tom Waits), 100 Years of Hank (Hank Williams) or Souvenirs (John Prine), knows to expect a selective harvest of musical gems from Sir Van’s prolific catalog, delivered with passion and reverence that has become Guadagno’s trademark.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts