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Guitarist Bob Niederriter Live at Dick's Den Thursday

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by Mark Subel on March 2, 2011

This Thursday, March 3rd, guitarist Bob Niederriter headlines a show at Dick’s Den with Linda Dachtyl on Hammond organ, Joe Ong on drums, and Roger Hines on bass. The show at Dicks Den starts at 10pm. Bob is an Ohio based guitar player originally from Cleveland and performs throughout the state on a regular basis. Most recently he performed in Kent, Ohio and a recent review had these great things to say about Bob:

Cleveland native Niederriter is a guitarist, composer and arranger who studied the work of greats such as Herb Ellis and Jim Hall, and the influence clearly shows. His guitar lines are clean, melodic and concise. The trio provided a stylish start for the Stone Tavern, playing a mix of traditional jazz classics and Niederriter originals such as Milori, from Niederriter’s latest CD, Full Circle. The group’s take on Thelonious Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Ellington classic Perdido early in the evening were particularly strong.

More About Bob Niederriter:

Despite his diversity of interests, however, his approach to music is based upon an embrace of a fundamental modern jazz tradition. As a Guitarist he cites the dominant influence of Wes Montgomery on his thumb technique, his tone and his compositional style. He also points to the seminal recordings of Charlie Christian and Barney Kessel as having had an important impact on his playing. As a guitarist he has also been strengthened through study with masters such as Jimmy Rainey, Cal Collins, Jack Wilkins, Herb Ellis, and Jim Hall, whom he cites as a significant influence in the development of his understanding of harmony in composition. Niederriter is also quick to stress the impact of Cleveland guitarist Ralph Russo, whom he credits with teaching him about the guitar neck as well as arranging for the instrument. It was under Russo’s tutelage that Niederriter first took tunes from the Real Book and created arrangements for the guitar.

His Trios and Quartets have performed at many venues including Blues Alley in Washington DC. Bob Niederriter’s CD, Full Circle has been featured on NPR, WBGO, Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke, and SmarTV from Tri-C to name a few.

Visit Bob Niederriter on the Web: http://bobniederriter.com/

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