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Van Duser, Novick playing Homegrown Coffeehouse

Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick are set to play the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, January 26, at 8:00 p.m.

Together as a duo for more than forty years, Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. Like a good marriage, their music has wed together two perfectly suited musical personalities. Their music is based around Guy's innovative finger-style guitar wizardry, and his uncanny ability to play bass lines, chords and melodies all at the same time. With his daring imagination, breathtaking technique, and his wonderful musicality, Guy has become an inspiration for guitarists all over the world.

Novick's ever-inventive and soulful clarinet playing provides the ideal complement to Guy's guitar. With his vast knowledge of the classic jazz era, his dazzling improvising skills, and his entertaining vocals, Novick is able to both add a melodic and dynamic spark to Guy's guitar. Their music sounds fresh and original, yet is also deeply rooted in the rich legacy of the classic jazz age. The duo can play any piece from their huge repertoire - an obscure Ellington tune, a Gershwin classic, a complex Jelly Roll Morton arrangement, or perhaps one of their originals- and immediately have it sound their own.

The Homegrown Coffeehouse is located at the First Parish Unitarian Church, at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center. There is free parking and full handicapped accessibility. Admission is $20, $17 for students and seniors, to benefit the Church. For more information, call (781-444-7478) or visit www.uuneedham.org for latest concert updates and advance tickets.

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