UPCOMING PERFORMANCES



Tarassov "Just Play" Duo

 Friday, May 26 @ 6-9pm - Iron Plow Vineyards (Columbus, NJ)

Friday, June 9 @ 6-9pm - Iron Plow Vineyards (Columbus, NJ)

Saturday, June 24 @ 6pm - Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington, NJ)


For more info on upcoming events/performances, please click on the "Shows/Gigs" dropdown menu to see the full list, or refer to the widget on the right side of the homepage.

*dates are subject to change, please check in periodically to see if dates and times have been added or changed, thank you.





Brickhouse Brewery Open Mic Jam - April 12, 2017





APRIL NEWS

At last, Spring is finally here! :-)

Hope everyone is doing well, with much warmer and longer days ahead of us, things are startin' to pick up a bit - Here's what's been goin' on for the latest!

Recent Performances

The last couple of weeks brought some fun live performance moments indeed! Last month I participated in a first-ever live streaming broadcast on Facebook Live, in celebration of Earth Hour. It was a fun and unique experience as I have never done one before. I enjoyed performing some of my music by candlelight in real-time, while interacting with some wonderful folks who joined in. Altogether it was all for a great cause in raising awareness in climate action, I was glad to have joined numerous acts across the globe for it! (Check out my most recent blog about it for more, in the "Blogs" section).

I've also been making stops at the local Brickhouse Brewery located at the heart of Main Street in Patchogue, NY - one of the oldest landmarks and a very popular gathering place for folks who want to enjoy some good local music and homemade brew. Every Wednesday is a very cool Open Mic event hosted by local funk band, Funkin' A's frontman, Kyle Fitzpatrick, which turns out to be more like a real show people get to enjoy and be a part of. I had a real blast playin' with the house band on April 12, what transpired was a thing of Latin magic! Check out the vid posted above, here are some pics from the awesome evening.

   

Another equally fun and exciting eve was our live performance at the lovely Hopewell Valley Vineyards, joining alongside with NJ Nuevo Flamenco guitarist, Victor Tarassov - It has been a while and we've surely missed this fantastic gem of a vineyard, a homecoming of sorts as it is the very place where we have played our first gig together in 2012. A lot of fond memories. It was a beautiful moonlight evening, a packed house, and two encores! It was a great time and we both had a blast!!



New Music page - Bandcamp

My music is now also available on the popular Bandcamp music website, where you can directly help support your favorite musical artists and purchasing their music right from the source.

Please click on the provided link below to take you to my official Bandcamp page and start looking around! (Holiday sale is also valid on this page)

Arrizza - Bandcamp
New Video Content + Pics

New vids of recent performances have been added to my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/GuitarraArrizza) for your viewing pleasure - as well as a new section on my channel called, "Collaborations" featuring vids that have my music featured in on collaborative efforts. A couple of the new pics taken are up in the "photos" section as well, ENJOY!


Upcoming Shows

For those in the upper NJ (Somerville) area, I will be performing with Victor Tarassov (Just Play) at Casa Luna Mexican grill and restaurant for a three-night "Cinco de Mayo" weekend celebration. Three nights of spicy Spanish guitarras performing originals as well as high-energy covers from the Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert and anything in between. (Check the schedule above to see for dates and times, and join in on the Latin fiesta!)



I've been working on discovering some new locales to perform this coming season! - One of the newest places to catch me is at the famed Brickhouse Brewery, located in the heart of Main Street in Patchogue, NY. Well-known for its fine-brewed locally made beer and delicious eats, this old gem is a great spot to enjoy a night in town and grab a bite and socialize with wonderful friends. Each Wednesday night hosts live open-mic performances from local artists in the area hosted by rock-funk band Funkin' A frontman, Kyle Fitzpatrick. It will be a nice experience to play a set of my tunes at one of Patchogue's most oldest historic sites.

Another hot spot is the colorful "Off-Key" Tikki bar and grill just off River Avenue, also in Patchogue - right on the water. A lovely tropical-themed oasis complete with a white-sand beach (imported white sand) and palm trees, this happening location is a summertime favorite - I am hoping to be playing here very soon!

Please feel free to check in periodically for the latest performances as they are added! (look under the "Shows/Gigs" tab in the drop-down menu above or in the "Conciertos" widget on the homepage).

Site Updates

I will soon be implementing a few new incremental updates to the website that you will notice, including a personal blog where I will share my more deeper musings and reflections as well as more frequent updates. (something I've been wanting to do for some time now). Stay tuned for more cool content on www.guitarraarrizza.com!


Ciao! - Arrizza


 

FEATURED VIDEO

Hispanic Heritage Month concert presentation


On the eve of Friday September 16, 2016 - I was honored to perform a special concert presentation at my local library for Hispanic Heritage Month - kickstarting off the new Concert Series with a bang! - Accompanied by the amazing Benny Arrocho Calixto on percussion, it was a purely magical evening of wonderful music to a warm and responsive audience who packed the house and gave a standing ovation at the conclusion of the show!



MARK BARNWELL - MANDALA

My good friend, U.K. Spanish guitarist Mark Barnwell's, newest album "Mandala" has been released and is NOW AVAILABLE on his official website. Featuring 10 beautifully crafted songs accompanied by some of the best top class musicians from across the globe. I play on the epic song, "Sahara" (track #9) with some Spanish guitar and a Turkish stringed instrument called the Saz. It has been a real honor and pleasure to be featured on this wonderful collaboration of artists and I am truly grateful to be a part of it! :-)

Mark is an extraordinary guitarist and composer, I highly recommend checking him out and taking a listen! (www.markbarnwell.com)

click on the image to purchase


As the new year begins, a couple of exciting new things to announce! You may have noticed a few features on the website that have been added on or upgraded (such as the new twitter and newly-optimized "shows" widgets). These are some of the small incremental changes that will be gradually implemented on the site as new features will be added little by little. Striving to make things a little more interactive for the visitor, plans for the upcoming months include: a new separate personal blog to be called, "Arrizza's Journal" which will be updated periodically, with personal entries that will present a more intimate and personal side - "the artist-behind-the-music" sort of speaking. Another blog with inspirational quotes will also be online, featuring numerous archived sayings from some of the wise men and women around the world who have inspired with their powerful words. And the newsletters that are sent out periodically will also feature a little "quote of inspiration" on the bottom of each one, with aims of inspiring others!


In the "Media" section, several bonus clips will be added including some unreleased material that was recorded several years ago that hasn't been shown to the public, so watch this space for those!


MUSIC UPDATES: Well the first leg of 2016 is already starting to pick up, as I have recently been involved with some exciting side projects that have been coming to fruition, including a collaboration with local L.I. Progressive Metal/Rock group, "Hypocritical Oath" - assisting in the production of their first EP, as well as laying down some electric guitar (a first for me!) - It should be rather fun!

In addition, I will once again be co-collaborating on two songs with U.K. Spanish guitarist, Mark Barnwell (www.markbarnwell.com) on his upcoming new album, Mandala, featuring some of the best top-class musicians around! - Please be sure to visit Mark's website for the latest news...also be sure to check out his music as well!


Peace and Blessings,
Arrizza (Guitarra Arrizza)
- See more at: http://guitarraarrizza.com/blog/new_years_message__new_year_week_sale_holiday_sale_extended__website__music_updates/#sthash.xMOFBEu4.dpuf

As the new year begins, a couple of exciting new things to announce! You may have noticed a few features on the website that have been added on or upgraded (such as the new twitter and newly-optimized "shows" widgets). These are some of the small incremental changes that will be gradually implemented on the site as new features will be added little by little. Striving to make things a little more interactive for the visitor, plans for the upcoming months include: a new separate personal blog to be called, "Arrizza's Journal" which will be updated periodically, with personal entries that will present a more intimate and personal side - "the artist-behind-the-music" sort of speaking. Another blog with inspirational quotes will also be online, featuring numerous archived sayings from some of the wise men and women around the world who have inspired with their powerful words. And the newsletters that are sent out periodically will also feature a little "quote of inspiration" on the bottom of each one, with aims of inspiring others!


In the "Media" section, several bonus clips will be added including some unreleased material that was recorded several years ago that hasn't been shown to the public, so watch this space for those!


MUSIC UPDATES: Well the first leg of 2016 is already starting to pick up, as I have recently been involved with some exciting side projects that have been coming to fruition, including a collaboration with local L.I. Progressive Metal/Rock group, "Hypocritical Oath" - assisting in the production of their first EP, as well as laying down some electric guitar (a first for me!) - It should be rather fun!

In addition, I will once again be co-collaborating on two songs with U.K. Spanish guitarist, Mark Barnwell (www.markbarnwell.com) on his upcoming new album, Mandala, featuring some of the best top-class musicians around! - Please be sure to visit Mark's website for the latest news...also be sure to check out his music as well!


Peace and Blessings,
Arrizza (Guitarra Arrizza)
- See more at: http://guitarraarrizza.com/blog/new_years_message__new_year_week_sale_holiday_sale_extended__website__music_updates/#sthash.xMOFBEu4.dpuf
As the new year begins, a couple of exciting new things to announce! You may have noticed a few features on the website that have been added on or upgraded (such as the new twitter and newly-optimized "shows" widgets). These are some of the small incremental changes that will be gradually implemented on the site as new features will be added little by little. Striving to make things a little more interactive for the visitor, plans for the upcoming months include: a new separate personal blog to be called, "Arrizza's Journal" which will be updated periodically, with personal entries that will present a more intimate and personal side - "the artist-behind-the-music" sort of speaking. Another blog with inspirational quotes will also be online, featuring numerous archived sayings from some of the wise men and women around the world who have inspired with their powerful words. And the newsletters that are sent out periodically will also feature a little "quote of inspiration" on the bottom of each one, with aims of inspiring others!


In the "Media" section, several bonus clips will be added including some unreleased material that was recorded several years ago that hasn't been shown to the public, so watch this space for those!


MUSIC UPDATES: Well the first leg of 2016 is already starting to pick up, as I have recently been involved with some exciting side projects that have been coming to fruition, including a collaboration with local L.I. Progressive Metal/Rock group, "Hypocritical Oath" - assisting in the production of their first EP, as well as laying down some electric guitar (a first for me!) - It should be rather fun!

In addition, I will once again be co-collaborating on two songs with U.K. Spanish guitarist, Mark Barnwell (www.markbarnwell.com) on his upcoming new album, Mandala, featuring some of the best top-class musicians around! - Please be sure to visit Mark's website for the latest news...also be sure to check out his music as well!


Peace and Blessings,
Arrizza (Guitarra Arrizza)
- See more at: http://guitarraarrizza.com/blog/new_years_message__new_year_week_sale_holiday_sale_extended__website__music_updates/#sthash.xMOFBEu4.dpuf

As the new year begins, a couple of exciting new things to announce! You may have noticed a few features on the website that have been added on or upgraded (such as the new twitter and newly-optimized "shows" widgets). These are some of the small incremental changes that will be gradually implemented on the site as new features will be added little by little. Striving to make things a little more interactive for the visitor, plans for the upcoming months include: a new separate personal blog to be called, "Arrizza's Journal" which will be updated periodically, with personal entries that will present a more intimate and personal side - "the artist-behind-the-music" sort of speaking. Another blog with inspirational quotes will also be online, featuring numerous archived sayings from some of the wise men and women around the world who have inspired with their powerful words. And the newsletters that are sent out periodically will also feature a little "quote of inspiration" on the bottom of each one, with aims of inspiring others!


In the "Media" section, several bonus clips will be added including some unreleased material that was recorded several years ago that hasn't been shown to the public, so watch this space for those!


MUSIC UPDATES: Well the first leg of 2016 is already starting to pick up, as I have recently been involved with some exciting side projects that have been coming to fruition, including a collaboration with local L.I. Progressive Metal/Rock group, "Hypocritical Oath" - assisting in the production of their first EP, as well as laying down some electric guitar (a first for me!) - It should be rather fun!

In addition, I will once again be co-collaborating on two songs with U.K. Spanish guitarist, Mark Barnwell (www.markbarnwell.com) on his upcoming new album, Mandala, featuring some of the best top-class musicians around! - Please be sure to visit Mark's website for the latest news...also be sure to check out his music as well!


Peace and Blessings,
Arrizza (Guitarra Arrizza)
- See more at: http://guitarraarrizza.com/blog/new_years_message__new_year_week_sale_holiday_sale_extended__website__music_updates/#sthash.xMOFBEu4.dpuf
As the new year begins, a couple of exciting new things to announce! You may have noticed a few features on the website that have been added on or upgraded (such as the new twitter and newly-optimized "shows" widgets). These are some of the small incremental changes that will be gradually implemented on the site as new features will be added little by little. Striving to make things a little more interactive for the visitor, plans for the upcoming months include: a new separate personal blog to be called, "Arrizza's Journal" which will be updated periodically, with personal entries that will present a more intimate and personal side - "the artist-behind-the-music" sort of speaking. Another blog with inspirational quotes will also be online, featuring numerous archived sayings from some of the wise men and women around the world who have inspired with their powerful words. And the newsletters that are sent out periodically will also feature a little "quote of inspiration" on the bottom of each one, with aims of inspiring others!


In the "Media" section, several bonus clips will be added including some unreleased material that was recorded several years ago that hasn't been shown to the public, so watch this space for those!


MUSIC UPDATES: Well the first leg of 2016 is already starting to pick up, as I have recently been involved with some exciting side projects that have been coming to fruition, including a collaboration with local L.I. Progressive Metal/Rock group, "Hypocritical Oath" - assisting in the production of their first EP, as well as laying down some electric guitar (a first for me!) - It should be rather fun!

In addition, I will once again be co-collaborating on two songs with U.K. Spanish guitarist, Mark Barnwell (www.markbarnwell.com) on his upcoming new album, Mandala, featuring some of the best top-class musicians around! - Please be sure to visit Mark's website for the latest news...also be sure to check out his music as well!


Peace and Blessings,
Arrizza (Guitarra Arrizza)
- See more at: http://guitarraarrizza.com/blog/new_years_message__new_year_week_sale_holiday_sale_extended__website__music_updates/#sthash.xMOFBEu4.dpuf

Live Performance Vids


Hispanic Heritage Month concert presentation - 2016/17 Concert Series

And here are but a few from the previous ones I've done - Enjoy! (more in the "Media" dropdown menu)

   

ARRIZZA - the debut album -

"Peace, Love & Joy"

(click on video to preview)
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Arrizza's first official studio album to date, it features 14 beautiful original instrumental musical compositions that captivate the soul and heart - An eclectic collection of exotic lush sounds that spans across several distinct genres: including Nouveau Flamenco, Latin, New Age (contemporary Instrumental), Electronica, Smooth RnB and World influences - from the passion-fueled opening tracks "Prelude/Cuerdas de Pasion" to the more ethereal emotion-filled ones like the 8-minute masterpiece "Illuminata" - Each song is a story in itself, transporting the listener to various sonic landscapes that spark the imagination, conveying images of allure, enchantment, mystery and wonder -

In addition, several talented musicians have also collaborated and lended their special touch to the album such as New Age vocalist & singer/songwriter "Kerilyn" (haunting vocals on "Drifting") and U.K.- based multi-instrumentalist Tim Juckes (Middle Eastern violin on "Yalla Yalla") -

True to the underlying message of "Peace, Love & Joy" - each song, composed from pure emotion and heart, strives to create a classic yet modern vibe that expresses the oneness that underlies all cultures.....as depicted by the various styles combined together on this album - destined to capture the spirit and and allow our souls to experience - and "dance"!



AVAILABLE (digital download & CD) AT CD BABY, AMAZON & ITUNES - (download mp3's or purchase CD directly from my "store" page - just click on "store" at the top, or you can just click on the link below!)

*Also ready for full streaming on Spotify, iTunes Radio, Apple Music, Google Play, Xbox Music and other online streaming apps - Listen in and enjoy a pleasurable listening experience!


Available in digital mp3 download and CD format
(IN STOCK - CD copies available for purchase at CD BABY)