Juno award-winning guitar/oud virtuoso Gordon Grdina leads many bands and tours throughout the world, most notably with Dan Mangan, Haram and GGTrio. Performing in schools for over 15 years in the Blues Berries he's performed over 1,000 school concerts in Canada. His educational performances have introduced thousands of students to established genres of music through carefully designed programs including History of the Blues, Jazz in the Gym, History of Rock and Roll, Jazz, Jive, and Wail, and Blues Rocks!
NEW artist for 2017-18
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet, Powerpoint Projector, Projector Screen
Fee Range: $684 - $784 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
One person, seven guitars and an oud, Gord takes students on an exciting musical, social and geographic journey through the history of guitar with Arabic, classical, country, blues, jazz, and rock styles. Through the evolution of the instrument we see how music crosses borders to facilitate cross-cultural learning. With loops, percussion and projections, Gord engages students through listening games, audience participation and physical activity. You'll hear everything from traditional Egyptian to Johnny Cash, and Muddy Waters to AC/DC.