THE GATHERING Presented by WILL ACKERMAN, the founder of Windham Hill Records
- When: December 5, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $30-$50 See ticket link for price information
The Gathering features a rare performance by Will Ackerman (guitar), Grammy winner and founder of Windham Hill Records, along with award winning musicians Louis Colaiannia (piano), Kathryn Kaye (piano), and Todd Boston (guitar).
Show Start: 7:00pm
Show End: 9:00pm
Will Ackerman is the founder of Windham Hill Records and the producer of over 70 artists, including George Winston, Michael Hedges and Liz Story. He is a Grammy winner and the recipient of 27 Gold and Platinum Records in the US and internationally.
Having sold Windham Hill to SONY/BMG in May of 1992, Will has continued to produce musicians in the tradition of Windham Hill. Albums that Will has recently produced have won multiple ZMR Music Awards, and no producer has had more #1 albums on the NAR/ZONE MUSIC charts.
In May, 2013 Will was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual ZMR Music Awards. In 2012, Will began creating compilation CDs of the musicians he was currently producing, calling these, THE GATHERING.
The first Gathering CD, won the coveted ZMR Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album awards with the highest ratings of any CD in the history of those charts. Will lives in Windham County, Vermont where he produces year round at his Imaginary Road Studios with engineer and co-‐producer Tom Eaton. Will remains an avid surfer and world-‐traveler.
Louis Colaiannia is a multi award winning pianist and composer. His most recent album Closer was recorded at Imaginary Road Studio and produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton. It was Number 1 on the One World Music Top 100 Radio Chart and nominated for a Zone Music Award and an EPR Award. His performances have been called “stunning in their power and beauty”. Alejandro Clavijo of “Reviews New Age” called Colaiannia’s music “an explosion of sounds and melodies”.
Kathryn Kaye is a highly acclaimed Colorado-based pianist and composer whose first four CDs quickly reached the top of the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) charts. ZMR awarded her third album, What the Winter Said, Best Holiday Album of 2013, and her most recent release, Patterns of Sun and Shade, was Number One on the 2015 ZMR charts in January of this year. Her fifth album, also recorded at Imaginary Road Studios, is scheduled for release in January of 2016. Her music has been said to transcend genres and categories. Darrell Burgan of
StillStream.com described it as “some of the most thoughtful and profound piano work I have ever heard,” and Erin Legg of CirclesofLight.com wrote, “It’s Kaye’s unparalleled ability to infuse both rich, dramatic melodies with ones a bit softer, a bit dreamy, that engages the listener’s entire being.”
Todd Boston is an award winning guitarist/multi instrumentalist that defies what is possible for one musician. He produces an organic and mesmerizing sound marrying together his love of music,nature and technology. TB fuses advanced finger style guitar techniques, wood flute, percussion and instruments of the world together with live looping and computer technology.
He has toured internationally reaching audiences in the United States, Europe, Russia, India, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Central and South America. As a performer for concert audiences, festivals, yoga classes or at the bedside of hospital patients, Todd invokes the feelings of nature in his melodic, and rhythmic playing to inspire and soothe his listeners.
Todd Boston's music has been gaining popularity and recognition worldwide. His albums have received numerous nominations and awards and have been featured on radio stations internationally.
His album Touched by the Sun produced with Grammy winner Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) was chosen Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2012 ZMR Music Awards and charted #1 on the World/New Age listening charts. www.ToddBoston.com