Concert Features Guitarist/Vocalist Pavlo

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As part of its 30th anniversary season, the Tonto Community Concert Association (TCCA) will play host to the rising star, Pavlo, in concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Pavlo is a composer, a guitarist, a singer and a recording artist. He composes in a style of music best described as “Mediterranean music” — which combines influences of flamenco, Latin, classical and Mediterranean guitar, mixed together with the Greek bouzouki.

Recently, Pavlo has branched out to sing several songs on his latest album, “Irresistible.”

“It was a natural progression to compose music that combined my childhood studies of flamenco/Latin guitar with my love for Greek music and European music in general,” Pavlo said.

Pavlo has recorded six albums: “Pavlo,” “Fantasia,” “I Feel Love Again,” “Frostbite Music for the Holidays,” “Mediterranean Lounge” and “Irresistible.”

“Fantasia” was nominated for Best Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2000 Juno Awards in Canada (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys); and in 2004, Pavlo won the category for World Artist of the Year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards. “Pavlo” and “Fantasia” have received gold certifications in Canada by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

The Tonto Community Concert Association is a nonprofit organization that brings high quality concerts to Arizona Rim Country at an affordable price.

The all-volunteer group also supports other performing arts activities in the region. The concerts feature artists of national and international reputation and are held at the Payson High School auditorium. For subscriptions or other information, call (928) 478-4363.

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