Hiroya Tsukamoto, an innovative guitarist and composer, will perform at the Beatrice Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

He plays compositions that fuse folk, jazz and world music. Born in Japan, he came to the United States in 2000 to study at Berklee College of Music. He formed his own group in Boston named “Interoceanico” which consists of unique musicians from different continents. The group has released three acclaimed albums, and Tsukamoto has also released two solo albums from a record label in Japan.

The group has appeared several times at the Blue Note in New York City. In addition, Tsukamoto has performed, recorded and shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks (Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin. “Right from the beginning of his first song, it was obvious that the folks….were in for a treat. His brand of fingerstyle guitar is so intriciate and so blazingly fast at the same time, “ according to a review in the Rochester City News.

This performance is made possible with a gift from the Herbert and Marian Weston Foundation as a special event in the celebration of the Beatrice Public Library’s “ 125 Years of Service and 145 Years of the Dream”

For more information, contact the Library at ww.beatrice.ne.gov/library or 402-223-3584.

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