DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST – PHIL COLLEN – TO JOIN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED KOTO ARTIST YUKIKO MATSUYAMA
PRESENTING “WORLD MUSIC, RHYTHM-AND-BLUES & A LITTLE FUNK” CONCERT ON AUGUST 17TH AT UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
(Los Angeles, CA) There is no rest for the Def Leppard lead guitarist, PHIL COLLEN, as he will join the internationally acclaimed Koto Artist YUKIKO MATSUYAMA at a special concert August 17th at 7:30 pm in the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium.
COLLEN, a cross-cultural entity himself, is proud to perform alongside internationally acclaimed Koto artist, Yukiko Matsuyama, who blends world, jazz, new age and pop music on the Koto, a 13-stringed, 7th-century Japanese instrument. Add to the line-up a few special friends – legendary drummer James Gadson, sizzling saxophonist Greg Vail, and djembe drum master Steve Biondo – and you have the “World Music, Rhythm-and-Blues and A Little Funk” concert!
“When I was asked to perform with James Gadson,” COLLEN explains, “I felt like I already knew him due to the amount of times I’ve watched Bill Withers’ performances. It’s a pleasure to just have the opportunity to groove with him. I look forward to blending what I do with James’ great drums and the virtuoso Koto playing of Yukiko Matsuyama.”
In Def Leppard news, this fall, fans can look forward to “VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas,” a live album and film scheduled for release on October 22nd. The film will also play during a special theater engagement on October 2 and 8 (visit fathomevents.com for a list of theaters).
Tickets for the “World Music…” show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at KotoYuki.eventbrite.com.
(Source: MAD Ink PR)
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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.
LONG LIVE YUKIKO MATSUYAMA.