One of the best shows Guitar Player Presents helped promote over the past decade was Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa in December of 2008. Witnessing a totally transformed player honor his iconic father’s 70th birthday with a glorious tribute was truly moving. Dweezil’s take on his father’s tunes was unbelievably accurate in terms of tone, phrasing, technique, and spirit. He channeled the solo to “Cosmik Debris” right in sync with video of his father’s fingers on his Gibson SG fretboard. Later, Dweezil stood by while video and audio of Frank’s actual solo from “Apostrophe” piped in with the band. Dweezil literally reached out to the youth when he grabbed a ten year-old named Alex out of the crowd and handed him his SG. Alex busted out some respectable riffage while Dweezil manipulated the tone via his substantial arsenal of vintage pedals. Sweet!
We’re excited to work with Dweezil Zappa again as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of Roxy & Elsewhere with a complete performance of Frank’s classic in sequence, as well as a guitar masterclass with Dweezil a few hours before show time.
“I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad’s most sophisticated and challenging melodies,” says Zappa. “I’ve found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. At camp students are in total immersion for four days of music instruction. Dweezilla has a motto—‘Learn And Destroy.’ It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”
This is an incredible opportunity for Zappa enthusiasts. Don’t miss it! Do understand that tickets to the class and the concert are sold separately. You must buy both if you want to go to both. GP is going to give one lucky winner a pair of tickets to both, so see contest details below and enter to win now.
Watch the ZPZ Roxy & Elsewhere tour promo video.
Watch a snippet from the ZPZ Son of Roxy & Elsewhere DVD.
Sit in on a Zappa clinic.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the class and the show click HERE and put Zappa in the subject of your e-mail. Include a sentence about Zappa and why you deserve to win. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on February 5th.
Guitar Player Presents with Goldenvoice: Zappa Plays Zappa Roxy & Elsewhere
Wednesday, February 5th
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave
SF, CA, 94109 (415) 673-5716
7pm doors; 8pm show; All Ages
Buy $42.50 - $85.00 tickets here now
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario/Planet Waves strings and accessories, Hartman Pedals raffle
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass
Dweezil on the Road
Same day and location as concert—February 5 at Regency Ballroom
4pm; All Ages
Buy $75 tickets here now