Festival Music

Every Thunderbird Artists event has live musical entertainment. Keep visiting frequently for the lineup for musicians performing this season!

Musicians who performed in 2017/2018 Festivals:

TERESA JOY & ESTEBAN

Teresa is the daughter of guitar legend ESTEBAN.

 Teresa is an Arizona native and had music in her blood at birth. Being the daughter of renowned guitarist, Esteban, she learned to master stage fright early. She began playing violin professionally by age 15 and, although classical music was not her innate passion, she preferred to improv to Garth Brooks. Aspiring to find her own unique sound, she moved to Austin, Texas in 2009, where her creative spark truly ignited. She wrote and completed her debut album Rosin Revolver Vol. 1, which was released in 2011. Joy finds herself at home on the stage, learning new things about herself every time she plays.

               

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   Afterglow is the premier contemporary jazz/funk group located in the Phoenix area. They play high-energy contemporary jazz and funk tunes instrumentally. Afterglow entertains its audience with recognizable tunes that will get you mov’in and groov’in!

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Afterglow is the premier contemporary jazz/funk group located in the Phoenix area. They play high-energy contemporary jazz and funk tunes instrumentally. Afterglow entertains its audience with recognizable tunes that will get you mov’in and groov’in!

     Vibhas Kendzia 's strength is versatility. He plays his original piano solos with a classical touch, his fingers running over the keys like a soft cool breeze in summer. With the keyboard accompaniment, Vibhas is free to play haunting melodies on the Indian flutes, or smooth jazz arrangements with the soprano sax.         

 

Vibhas Kendzia's strength is versatility. He plays his original piano solos with a classical touch, his fingers running over the keys like a soft cool breeze in summer. With the keyboard accompaniment, Vibhas is free to play haunting melodies on the Indian flutes, or smooth jazz arrangements with the soprano sax.

 

 

 

  John (Jake) Jacobs  who plays the hammered dulcimer, cittern, and guitar; helped form the Bermuda Folk Music Club in the sixties, performed on two albums with the folk group Cornucopia in Maryland in the eighties, and has been playing all types of music ever since.

John (Jake) Jacobs who plays the hammered dulcimer, cittern, and guitar; helped form the Bermuda Folk Music Club in the sixties, performed on two albums with the folk group Cornucopia in Maryland in the eighties, and has been playing all types of music ever since.

  Ganga Jala Band  - Taking Music to a Higher Level with "Mantra Rock"

Ganga Jala Band - Taking Music to a Higher Level with "Mantra Rock"

   Brandon Gaesser  is a young keyboardist/vocalist/harmonica player who says he was born in the wrong generation.  Inspired most by Classic Rock and his classical piano training, he rekindles the music of favorite baby boomer artists from the 1960s-1990s and also plays original Windham Hill style New Age piano.

Brandon Gaesser is a young keyboardist/vocalist/harmonica player who says he was born in the wrong generation.  Inspired most by Classic Rock and his classical piano training, he rekindles the music of favorite baby boomer artists from the 1960s-1990s and also plays original Windham Hill style New Age piano.

 Ecuador Manta -  This Andean band originates from a small village called Atahualpa in Ecuador, South America. Ecuador Manta, based in St. Paul Minnesota, started in 1992. The group has a unique style compared to other traditional Andean bands. They have created their music style over the years by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

Ecuador Manta - This Andean band originates from a small village called Atahualpa in Ecuador, South America. Ecuador Manta, based in St. Paul Minnesota, started in 1992. The group has a unique style compared to other traditional Andean bands. They have created their music style over the years by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

 Bob Culbertson is an influential Chapman Stick player. An early adopter of the instrument, he is notable for his many recorded albums and extensive touring.

Bob Culbertson is an influential Chapman Stick player. An early adopter of the instrument, he is notable for his many recorded albums and extensive touring.

 Jason Michael Tracy - Jazz Pianist and guitarist

Jason Michael Tracy - Jazz Pianist and guitarist

    
  
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    Chuck Hall    - “Rewired!” is eclectic acoustic instrumental guitar music, debuting after more than 40 years of Chuck Hall being hailed as a “Master of the Blues” for his electric guitar style. Chuck has always been enamored with the pure acoustic tones of a nylon-string classical style guitar,    
  
 
  
    
  
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 and he has recently turned this passion into over 40 original compositions.  He’s also “composted” about ten familiar cover tunes into his own unique sound.

Chuck Hall - “Rewired!” is eclectic acoustic instrumental guitar music, debuting after more than 40 years of Chuck Hall being hailed as a “Master of the Blues” for his electric guitar style. Chuck has always been enamored with the pure acoustic tones of a nylon-string classical style guitar, and he has recently turned this passion into over 40 original compositions. He’s also “composted” about ten familiar cover tunes into his own unique sound.