Acoustic guitarists Strunz & Farah will come to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa on Saturday, May 20. Born in Costa Rica, Jorge Strunz has been playing the guitar since age six, and learned flamenco and classical styles throughout his childhood.
His interests led him to play electric guitar in several rock bands, and later led him to jazz and jazz fusion music. Strunz was recognized in 1994 and 1998 by the government of Costa Rica with two Presidential Awards in honor of his cultural contributions.
Ardeshir Farah hails from Tehran, Iran. Having moved to England for his teenage years, he picked up the guitar in with focus on popular music and improvisation. He has performed with many Persian musician expatriates in the United States.
The guitarists met for the first time in 1979 and have been performing together ever since with their unique hybrid of Latin American and Middle Eastern influences. In 1980, they released their first album, “Mosaico.” It received heavy play on Los Angeles jazz media, and helped get them signed to major jazz record label Milestone in the early 1980’s. They have been nominated for a Grammy Award as well as held the top spot of Billboard’s World Music chart.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting ticketing.aliantegaming.com.