Category Archives: Guitarist

As a guitarist, Julia performs with the electroacoustic trio Auris, with Gimlet Eye, and as a frequent soloist and collaborator in experimental and avant garde chamber music. Auris’s current cd has been released on Artco Records (2009). Julia completed the performance half of a double MM in Classical Guitar Performance at Northwestern University in 1993, and currently serves as the Jazz, Folk and Contemporary Guitar Department Chair at the Music Institute of Chicago, where she is also a Suzuki Guitar specialist.

Very Big Weekend

There is a lot going on this weekend!  We’re really excited to be hosting composer/improvisor Gino Robair as the “Special Guest Artist” on the current installment of New Music at the Green Mill.  Here’s a full schedule for the weekend, … Continue reading


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Trio Sonatas Tomorrow

I am thrilled to be performing with amazing musicians from the Amadeus Consort tomorrow. http://amadeusconsort.com/concerts.htm


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Chicago Calling

Here is the link to a recording of a performance on WNUR between improvisers in Chicago, Germany, and Japan: http://airplay.wnur.org/?p=1508 WNUR had participated in the festival in previous years, but this was the most ambitious venture to date. The event/composition … Continue reading


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Second Annual Brazilian Music Festival at the MIC

I will be playing classical guitar (Villa-Lobos!) on this wonderful and fun event in Nichols Hall. Orquestra de Samba and Evanston Escola de Samba October 10, 2010, 3:00 PM Second Annual Brazilian Music Festival Celebrating the music of Pixinguinha, Jobim, … Continue reading


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Chicago Calling Festival

I will improvise on WNUR Oct. 7 as part of the Chicago Calling Festival, organized by Dan Godston. http://www.chicagocalling.org/


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Gmlet Eye + Frank Abbinanti 2


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Gmlet Eye + Frank Abbinanti


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This Here Show, an improvised variety performance

I’m thrilled to be a part of an exciting event this evening, This Here Show, curated by Moe! Staiano.  I’ll be playing duos with Gino Robair and Ava Mendoza, as part of an extensive program with several more sets and … Continue reading


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Music of Jonathan Chen at Heaven Gallery


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jseq_a + Mrkaba @ Elastic: Duet

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