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Judy Handler and Mark Levesque - Passion

By Mandolin Cafe
August 30, 2008 - 8:45 am

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Judy Handler and Mark Levesque - Passion

Judy Handler and Mark Levesque - Passion

Passion, music from South America and Europe, is the newest release from Judy Handler (guitar) and Mark Levesque (mandolin, guitar), and follows up on their 2003 release that won critical acclaim, Two Guitars Live!

Support from Ali Ryerson on flutes, Genevieve Rose on bass, Martha Kayser on violin, Leo Snow on flute, and Jeff Thompson on drums and percussion.

About Judy Handler and Mark Levesque:

Judy Handler has given concerts and workshops throughout the United States. Her solo playing spans diverse genres of music including classical, Latin American, Brazilian, and jazz arrangements. She teaches guitar at the University of Connecticut and at a private studio in Vernon, Connecticut. Judy is co-founder of the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country.

Mark Levesque, guitar & mandolin, started playing guitar at age 11 and soon began working with rock and blues bands. He also became interested in other styles of guitar music including jazz, classical and international. Mark plays an array of guitars including a classical, a jazz archtop, a 12 string, an electric and a gypsy guitar. He also has several mandolins, a Brazilian mandolin (bandolim) and a Puerto Rican cuatro. Mark's passion for guitar and mandolin music has led him to research music from throughout the world and his creative ideas have been the stimulus for most of the arrangements performed by the group.

Selections:
Bossa Dorado
Receita de Samba
Triangular Situations
El Grillo
One Note Samba
Entre Dos Aguas
La Foule
Josef Josef
Berimbau
Como Llora Una Estrella
Santa Morena
Dark Eyes
Passion

Genre: South American, European
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