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Extreme Strings Featuring Bill Dutcher, Steve Adelson, and William Eaton


Steve Adelson is considered one of the world’s premier Chapman Stick players. He has performed internationally in Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Italy, Canada, and Japan. Adelson has produced the Long Beach New York Jazz Fest for the past 16 years and has brought in many world-renowned jazz icons into the series. He is listed as the only Chapman Stick player in Scott Yanow’s book “The Great Jazz Guitarists” and is featured in a video at MIM’s Chapman Stick exhibit.

William Eaton designs and builds innovative guitars and stringed instruments and is a founder and director of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, in Phoenix, Arizona. A four-time Grammy nominee, Eaton has recorded 16 albums for Canyon Records and tours nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in the “artist” category. Along with his wife Christine, Eaton is the co-director of Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Innovative acoustic guitar player Bill Dutcher employs exotic tunings, two-handed tapping, and percussive techniques to keep listeners captivated. In addition to performing full-time in the greater Phoenix area as a solo acoustic artist, Dutcher has also won over audiences nationwide. He often combines unorthodox instruments and various electronics that blend into a unique cocktail of rock, blues, classical, Middle Eastern, and Celtic flavors.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ
An unparalleled setting for your distinctive occasion. As an event destination, MIM offers a variety of options that can harmonize with any occasion. The versatility of the space, combined with its…