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Kokopelli Holiday Concert With Anthony Mazzella, Peter Sterling, and Kel Mockingbird
December 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holiday Kokopelli Concert
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Cost: $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door $10 seniors 70 and up & minors 15 and under
Tickets: Concert Tickets
Musicians Kel Mockingbird, Peter Sterling and Anthony Mazzella will be teaming up for a Holiday Kokopelli concert on Saturday, December 2 of Native American flute, guitar and piano music. This family friendly show will be the first time these incredible artists will be collaborating in concert. The synergy between the two will create a sonic landscape that is in tune with the season and in sync with stars. The legend of Kokopelli represents different things to different people and is a fun and interesting topic to research. In the context of this concert, Kokopelli represents the musical spirit of the southwest.
Kel Mockingbird of the Dineh Navajo Nation is from a small town called Pinon Arizona where he listened much to the Wind and spoke to the Stars. He has been performing the Native American Flute and telling Medicine Stories of the Dineh for the past26 years with 6 recordings as Burning Sky. His Sacred Fire album was nominated for Best Native American Album and coming home with several awards from the Native American Music Awards as well as the Flagstaff Music Awards.
Celebrated Harpist Peter Sterlings life is a reminder to all who offer themselves as an open vessel for the Divine, that there’s no stop button once Spirit unleashes its creativity. Peters response to his heavenly calling 25 years ago, blossomed into an endlessly-creative multi-media career, spanning 16 studio albums, numerous Music Awards, a book called Hearing the Angels Sing, and an impressive series of crystal- frosted Mandala art prints enough to fill a gallery. Peter also creates sacred geometry Stained Glass art, and presents dynamic workshops on the science of sound healing & sacred geometry.
Mazzella began studying music on the violin at age five. He then proceeded to learn the rudiments of music on piano until falling in love with the guitar at age thirteen. Throughout his adolescence he studied with several private guitar teachers, but Anthony attributes the greater part of his education to ear training. His influences are many, but none more profound than the music and techniques of guitar masters such as Michael Hedges, Pat Metheny, Carlos Montoya, Eddie Van Halen, Andres Segovia and countless others. In the nineties Anthony shared his musical insights by teaching at Knopf Music (where he once took guitar lessons), as a private instructor, and at the Long Island School for Music and Arts. Anthony was also one of the few chosen understudies of world renowned guitar master Stanley Jordan.