Flint Blade
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Flint Blade

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Tap into your senses: Jazz guitar virtuoso Flint Blade will be performing at Vienna Coffeehouse and Bistro tonight. In a state overstocked with axe-toting amateurs and simpletons, Blade is truly a diamond in the rough. He is one of the few in South Florida who sport a T-14, a unique 14-string guitar used for "tapping." Only 18, he has a knack for the instrument. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at 5724 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, and there is no cover. Information: flintblade.com. - Sun Sentinel newspaper


Discography

"Custom Standards" -- Full-Length album of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, performed solo on the T-14 "Tapatar"
"Introscope" -- Full-length, all-original album featuring solo pieces and full band sounds, including unprecedented vocal performances.

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Uplifting is a word which readily describes the music of Flint Blade. His unusual instruments and unique style add a sense of freshness to every space. Fully equipped for events of any size, Flint’s performance of standards and originals is truly unlike anything most have seen, yet is something everyone can appreciate.

Sometimes called “New-Age,” Flint’s sound is an ethereal fusion of jazz, classical, and ambient music. His intricate melodies, flowing harmonies, and upbeat rhythms engage listeners. Inspired by everything beautiful, his music entertains and intrigues while nourishing the soul. Flint comes from a well-founded musical background. Having been raised on music, he took formal classes in college and studied for two years under world-renowned guitar innovator Michael Bianco, designer of the custom T-14 tapping guitar Flint plays. Honing the techniques developed by Bianco, Flint’s two-handed tapping approach creates a texture something similar to a harp and a grand piano in one distinctly fresh instrumental style.

Prepared for any occasion, Flint has a full repertoire of jazz standards, classic yet delightfully rejuvenated by a spark of youthful energy. More progressive are Flint’s original compositions, most of which are instrumental with some subtle vocals, mostly scat-style, with minimal lyrics. Whatever the specific style, Flint’s playing is every bit as pleasing to watch as to hear.