December 2022 Meeting: JIJI

Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 7:00 PM

Hybrid in-person / online event
In person: At Amas Studio, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1400, New York City (between 44th and 45th Streets; note that this is not the same as our usual pre-pandemic location)
Online: On Zoom; click here to join

Wearing Many Hats as a 21st-Century Musician: What Skills Should I Invest in?

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.

COVID POLICY: The venue requires masking in common areas. For attendees of the meeting, vaccination and masking are strongly encouraged. If you are not feeling well, we ask you to stay home. Note that our policy is subject to change as conditions evolve.

Praised by The Washington Post for her “mesmerizing” and “stirring” performances, JIJI is an adventurous guitarist known for her virtuosity and command of diverse repertoire. Equally at home with both acoustic and electric guitar, her concert programs range from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation.

A committed educator, JIJI joined the Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theater faculty as Assistant Professor of Guitar in 2018. She is also a visiting artist and adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she will begin as Associate Professor of Music in Guitar in August 2023. She has presented master classes and workshops extensively, including at the Peabody Institute, Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and Dublin’s National Concert Hall, among many others.

In addition to advocating for the music of her contemporaries, JIJI also performs and records many of her own works, and she continues to develop her distinctive compositional voice.

During her spare time, JIJI enjoys cooking and creating weird sounds on Ableton. She is represented by Kirshbaum Associates, Inc. and sponsored by D’Addario Strings and GuitarLift by Felix Justen. Photo credit: Marty Bra SPONSORED BY D’ADDARIO