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The Cutting Edge Listening Room

The Cutting Edge Listening Room is a forum for important and emerging artists to deliver their NewWorks in an atmosphere where their artistry is more important than beer sales. 

Cutting Edge Listening Room
Introduced with the support of Little Gem Saloon, a restaurant/music venue, named for the 1900s Jazz Age venue that was once housed in the same building. Once an area of Downtown New Orleans where merchants, musicians and raconteurs mingled on the streets of New Orleans original Jazz District. Venues like the 1900s Little Gem Saloon are where Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Buddy Bolden and many great originators began this great innovated music called: Jazz.
Cutting Edge seeks to pay homage to the past by simply presenting artists in their natural state of creativity.



Join us at Little Gem Saloon, 445 S Rampart St @ Poydras, Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM for a session of  the music of some of today’s most important voices.

Ian Villafana - Solitaire Guitars

BOULDER CREEK MODEL


ECRM6-N

The Intimate Concert Series

Featuring 4 Guitar Masters: Theron Shaw, Neil Payne, Ian Villafana, Stanley Ruiz

With special guest appearance by Ozy Merriq

Come check out the show with a difference at Martin's Piano Bar

Thursday 26th July, 2012

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

 

I-JAMS Jazz Cruise

Check out the I-JAMS Jazz Cruise -  Indie Artists: Dean James-sax, Cecil Ramirez-keyboards, Ian Villafana-guitar, Buddy Jordan-bass, Jere B-drums, Lenora Jaye and Damon Williams-vocals. The ports of call are San Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI, Antigua, Tortola BVI, and Nassau Bahamas. All Aboard!!! Fun In The Sun and So Much More!!

Solitaire Jazz

Solitaire Jazz by Ian Villafana. This short video shows the versatility of Boulder Creek's Solitaire Model ECRM6-N acoustic guitar. When the “SBS” bracing system is incorporated with the new Boulder Creek “Solitaire” design, the sustain and tone quality are even more prevalent. It focuses on freeing the soundboard and allowing more vibration to produce a better tone and more sustain. The system works by utilizing aluminum tone bars that not only make the construction of the bracing system more durable but also allows the top to be free from the constrictions of the standard X bracing system.

I protect, secure and transport my Solitaire guitar with Fusion Guitar Bags.


All Media Artists

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Boulder Creek Guitars

Welcome to Boulder Creek Guitars Boulder Creek Guitars has restarted the stalled evolution of the acoustic guitar. Ever since the “X” bracing system was patented 150 years ago, the status quo has reigned supreme. Boulder Creek Guitars believes that there is a better way to brace a guitar. That is why we have developed the exclusive Suspended Bracing System or “SBS” (patent pending). When the “SBS” bracing system is incorporated with the new Boulder Creek “Solitaire” design, the sustain and tone quality are even more prevalent. By not cutting a large hole in the front soundboard of the guitar, the soundboard area is increased and the top vibrates more evenly and greater sustain is achieved. By relocating the soundhole on the top of the guitar, the player hears the deep rich tones that come from the inside chamber of the guitar. Since low frequencies are omni directional, the lows are heard all around the guitar. Mids and high frequencies that come from the front of the guitar are also increased. All in all, a totally new way for a totally new sound from an acoustic guitar. Boulder Creek Guitars The Evolution of the Acoustic Guitar

Fusion Gig Bags

Fusion guitars bags are the best. Fusion...more than just a gig bag!

Fusion ...more than just a gig bag!

 

 

Flava News Radio-AMA

All-Media-Artist featured every Wed. Listen online, by phone or call in at: 347-857-1189 (6pm PST, 8pm CST & 9pm EST)

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Asil

Asil by Ian Villafana. Videography by Jaron Villafana.
This video shows how much my Solitaire Model ECRM6-N acoustic guitar enhances the highs and lows with deep rich tones that come from the inside chamber of the guitar. Since low frequencies are omni directional, the lows are heard all around the guitar. Mids and high frequencies that come from the front of the guitar are also increased. All in all, a totally new way for a totally new sound from an acoustic guitar.
I protect, secure and transport my Solitaire guitar with Fusion Bags.

How To Smile

Ian and Paul Christian playing his composition How To Smile

I Hear Melody

Another of Paul Christian's composition 'I Hear Melody'

Tangerine

Look For The Silver Lining

Christmas Time Is Here

Paul and Ian at the New Orleans Athletic Club

Ian plays Paco de Lucia

My rendition of the song Paco de Lucia inspired to me by one of my favorite guitarists, Joe Pass.

Epiphany Video on YouTube

A collection of photos and music from my cd 'Epiphany' on YouTube

InthekNOwla.com

Check out my Artist Spotlight Interview with Jeff and LaTesha Gonzales for InthekNOwla.com

Smooth & Soul - Starportrait

My artist review by German born Hans-Bernd Hülsmann from Smooth & Soul. Your guide to the world of smooth jazz. The greatest resource for information about smooth jazz worldwide. More than 1700 pages. http://www.smooth-jazz.de/

NAMM 2010 Fusion Bags Video

Quintin and I had fun playing on these instruments at the Fusion Bags booth at the NAMM 2010 show. I enjoyed the feel and sound of the Boulder Creek Solitaire guitar through an AER acoustic amplifier.

Ozcat Radio KZCT 89.5 FM

Listen to the host of jazz radio show {Jamz-Fussion}, Triple J from Ozcat Radio out of Vallejo Ca. and the bay area. Epiphany will be played on the only indie jazz show I-JAMS airing Tuesday night  at 6 PM Pacific,  8 Central, and 9 Eastern and Sundays 3-6 PM (PST). It will air on this internestation that is also now an FM station, Ozcat Radio KZCT 89.5 FM

WJAB 90.9 FM

Listen to live stream here

WGNOE Radio

WGNOE's Musician Resources provides a plethora of information for aspiring and seasoned musicians. The Artist Database includes Bio, Contacts, CD info and Session work. Please peruse you will be pleasantly surprised. To aid Touring we will have a detailed search feature for Venues, Festivals and Music Societies by City, State, Country and Genre soon. Actually the detailed search feature will be for entire site. We have just launched our News Page. We cover Concerts, Film, Theatre, Books,CD/LP Releases Music industry, Instrument and Technology along with Richmond Neighborhood & National News we feel has merit not hype. Our Organization Info Database has 17,000 Local - National Companies, Associations & Societies. Our Events Calendar is searchable by Date and Activities Type (eg. Garden Shows, Poetry Reading, Concerts etc). We provide Classifieds that are listed by Category Type.

Kay Guitars at NAMM 2010 jazz on a Thin Twin

Ian Villafana on a Thin Twin. Kay Vintage Reissues are faithful recreations of the guitars and basses produced by the Kay Guitar Co. in the golden era of the 1950s and 60s.

I enjoyed playing this jazz guitar at the NAMM 2010 show.

The Jazz Lounge

Select 'Special Features' to enter the Jazz Lounge in the Valley Planet.

Digstation

The future of music downloads. DigStation is an online music store that allows you to search for and download the largest selection of independent music in the world in an easy and convenient way. DigStation accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards as forms of payment.If you know the name of the artist, album, or song you are looking for, simply type it into the Search Box located in top-side navigation. You can also browse by genre and artist's alphabetical listing. To order several tracks from an album, just check off the tracks you want to purchase on the album page and press the "Download Songs" button. To purchase an entire album, simply select the "Download Album" button located under the album's cover artwork or at the bottom of the page.

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