An internationally renowned guitar virtuoso James “Blood” Ulmer brings his soulful and innovative sound to Arts Bonita. Ulmer is a world-famous American blues guitarist and singer who has forged his own soulful style based largely on African American vernacular music traditions. With his unique, jagged, and stinging guitar sounds, Ulmer has elevated the art form to an inspirational level!
“The most original guitarist since Jimi Hendrix.”
-Robert Palmer, Rolling Stone Magazine
Don’t miss your chance to witness an electrifying performance by a true living legend!
“Guitar gods don’t come much more sagelike, subversive, and utterly distinctive than James Blood Ulmer… whatever he plays, you can always expect the unexpected from this idiosyncratic living legend.” – Chicago Reader
“Ulmer is considered an innovator and an iconoclast, taking the guitar to places it had never before been within the jazz idiom. It was only late in his career, however, at the suggestion of fellow guitarist Vernon Reid, that he eventually found his way around to the mother of all American roots music, the blues.” Miami New Times
Saturday, September 9, 2023, 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Tickets: $49 Tier 1 / $42 Tier 2