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Acclaimed Guitarist Gabriel Ayala to Lecture, Perform at PCC

March 12, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College is pleased to announce a free lecture and performance on March 26 by internationally acclaimed guitarist Gabriel Ayala.

Ayala will perform his original works and talk about “JazzMenco,” his unique fusion of jazz, flamenco, classical guitar and Yoeme musical styles.

Ayala, a Tucson resident and member of the Yaqui people, recently played at the Presidential Inaugural Ball and at the Vatican. He has won numerous awards, including the Native American Music Awards 2011 “Artist of the Year.” Ayala will perform a mix of standard and original music from his large repertoire and will talk about his background and how he has blended many cultural influences.

“Not only is Gabriel Ayala a master musician with his striking blend of musical and cultural styles, but he also is a master storyteller and teacher who seamlessly blends his personal stories with his performances,” said Patricia Houston, academic dean at the Downtown Campus. “We are so pleased to be able to introduce him to our students and the community. He will blend the depth and delight of his music with an outstanding learning experience.”

  • What: Talk and performance by Gabriel Ayala
  • Where: PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room, Campus Center
  • When: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, March 26
  • Miscellaneous: Free and open to the public

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850