Guitarist James Kerr will give a performance at Westminster School Feb. 7 as a part of the school’s “Friday Nights in Gund,” a series of readings, lectures and concerts held at Westminster during the academic year.
He will be performing selections of classical guitar pieces along with original compositions. Kerr is equally at home in the worlds of classical guitar, bluegrass dobro and renaissance lute. He has performed with such diverse artists as Mike Gordon (Phish), and as a soloist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra Pops. He has also opened for Ricky Skaggs, Norah Jones, Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, Junior Brown and Double Trouble.
Kerr attended the University of Michigan and Columbia University, where he studied jazz and music education. He is currently working toward a doctorate in classical guitar performance at Stony Brook University.
Kerr’s Westminster School performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Gund Reading Room of Westminster’s Armour Academic Center. The school is located at 995 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury. Refreshments will be served after the presentation and ample parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the Armour Academic Center.