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8-3-10Yaqui classical guitarist-Gabriel Ayala_APCMA_Portraits2010_Rembrance

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7-8pmPST 8-9pm PST OPEN Mic (+ More AYALA Music!) CALL IN GUEST: Native American classical guitarist-Gabriel Ayala http://www.ayalaguitarist.com/ We will discuss his New CD- Remembrance/Canyon Records( 2010)& the upcoming Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards: Nominated for Artists in Single of the Year for Toccata & Fugue/Portraits/Canyon Records (2010) & for Best Folk Acoustic CD- Portraits/Canyon Records (2010) www.canyonrecords.com/ http://aboriginalpeopleschoice.com/home/ "Gabriel Ayala,classical guitarist,is one of the up & coming musicians of his time.He is becoming well-known throughout the United States as a performer.Gabriel now resides in Tucson,AZ where he received his Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona(1997).Gabriel has taught in all levels of education from elementary to college which has helped him to become a leading pedagogue of the guitar.Gabriel has won several competitions & serves as a judge for competitions.Gabriel performs extensively throughout the United States and has had the opportunity of performing on live radio broadcasts,as well as, public & national television.In 2003,Gabriel released his self-titled debut CD and was nominated for the Native American Music Awards, otherwise known as, the NAMMYS for“Best Independent Recording.” In 2004,Gabriel was honored to be one of selected few to perform at the“Gathering of Nations” for over 30,000 people in attendance & is featured on a compilation CD of Gathering of Nations. Recently,Gabriel performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts & at the NMAI(National Museum for the American Indian)in Washington,DC in November 2007....Gabriel released a Christmas CD in November of 2007,entitled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” & in April 2008 another CD entitled,“Tango!” which includes many arrangements by Gabriel himself. Gabriel recently signed with Canyon Records in Phoenix,AZ & will be releasing a new CD with them in mid-July to early August."