Sat 1/21 @ 7:30PM
The Minneapolis Tribune calls him “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz,” and the Chicago Reader says: “Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.”
They’re raving about Christian Howes, the young classically-trained violinist from Columbus, Ohio with a Philosophy degree from The Ohio State University who copped the #1 spot in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll in 2011 for Rising Star Violin. He also grabbed a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association as “Violinist of the Year” for 2011. He’s moved back to Columbus from New York and Berklee College of Music in Boston to become an educator. Even guitar legend Les Paul claims, “It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. Nowadays there are four for five really good players, but there is nobody better than this guy.”
Christian Howes joins the Lakewood Project for a rare concert appearance on Sat 1/21 at 7:30PM at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium, and if past concerts are any guide, the stands will be full and the mosh pit will be crowded.
The legendary Lakewood Project is a the only permanent high school rock orchestra in the country. Featuring electrified Viper violins, violas and cellos, the group includes a full acoustic string orchestra and complete rock band. Only current members of Lakewood High School in good standing are eligible to audition and perform with the group.
Don’t miss: During intermission of the Lakewood Project concert, Christian Howes will perform a specially selected Stevie Wonder instrumental with key members of the Lakewood Project and Cool Cleveland’s own Thomas Mulready sitting in on drums.
Advance tickets here.