Saturday, October 22, 2011

Guitar virtuoso Cruz performs in Payson Tuesday

NASHVILLE, TN – (October 22, 2011) – - Guitar virtuoso and master showman Edgar Cruz will present his unique blend of classical, Latin, pop, jazz and guitar masterpieces at the Payson High School Auditorium in Payson on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

Single tickets are $35 (if seating is available).  Children and youth, grade 12 and under, will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.   For more information visit the association website at or call 928-478-4363 or 928-474-4189

Edgar Cruz has garnered an iconic status in the guitar world as a phenomenal technician, capable of remarkable speed, precision and complexity.  To concertgoers and festival attendees across the country, Cruz has an undeniable reputation as a tireless entertainer.

His particular renown comes from his commitment to developing new ways of performing all musical genres on solo guitar.  Typical programming includes guitar classics such as “Malaguena,” however, song titles such as “Tequila,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and “In the Mood” are also just as likely to be performed.

Cruz has been a headliner at the prestigious Chet Atkins Guitar Festival since 1995 and has been named Oklahoma’s top performing artist, top acoustic guitarist, or both, for each of the last ten years.  His YouTube performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been viewed over 13 million times. 

The Tonto Community Concert Association is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Rim Country through an annual concert series and support of the fine arts in Payson schools.  This series is intended as an enriching cultural experience for the people of Payson and those in surrounding communities.

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