Guitarist Matt Fuller and his trio will be celebrating the musical legacy of the one and only Chet Atkins. Known as “Mr. Guitar,” Atkins’ career as a guitarist and record producer spanned 6 decades, with 88 studio albums,14 Grammys, and countless collaborations, awards and honors. He is credited as being the most recorded solo instrumentals of all time, with his music spanning the realms of country, jazz, classical and pop. Influenced by the finger-picking style of Merle Travis, and guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, George Barnes & Les Paul, Atkins developed a unique solo style, and remains an influential force for musicians across many genres today.
The Matt Fuller Trio (Greg Garrison on bass and Dru Heller on drums) will be exploring their own interpretations of some of Atkins’ recordings and will be honoring his distinctive style while bringing their own sensibilities to the music. There’s a little something for everyone in the music of Chet Atkins!
Reservation Information and Important Notes:
During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 socially distanced seats per show/seating.
For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest applies to this show.
We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with Denver's current covid occupancy restrictions.
Current Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-7:45pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm*
Guitarist Matt Fuller has an approach to music that is rooted in tradition, but encompasses the modern. Highlights of Matt’s performance career have included several U.S. tours, steady gigs in both NYC and Colorado, and a guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater, conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Other artists he has performed or recorded with include: Cuong Vu, Bill Ware, Scott Amendola, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Future Jazz Project, Eric Roberson, Ron Miles, Rudy Royston, Colin Stranahan, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, John Gunther, Keith Waters, Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, Ed Soph, and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt.
Matt’s formal education includes a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Ft. Lewis College, (Durango, Colorado) in 1998.From 2001 to 2012 Matt was a dedicated student of iconic jazz guitarist Dale Bruning. Currently, Matt is teaching as a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts and is an adjunct faculty member in the jazz department at Denver Metro State University.