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Guest Artist Recital: Andrew Finn Magill

Official Program

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
7:30 p.m.
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

Meet the Performers

Andrew Finn Magill

Andrew Finn Magill

For twenty years North Carolina-native violinist/fiddler Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz and American fiddle styles. Magill learned from the best fiddlers in the world at The Swannanoa Gathering and has gone on to be a performer and headliner at festivals including Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland, Malawi’s prestigious Lake of Stars Festival, and Milwaukee Irishfest. He is a Fulbright fellow, South Arts Emerging Traditional Artist and he has been featured on MTV, PBS, TEDx, and multiple times on NPR. In 2019 he was awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in jazz composition for his album of original music “The Polaris Project.” The Polaris project features bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, drummer Mark Raudabaugh and keyboardist Thommy Knoles.

“It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!”  – Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea) 

“Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes —they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!!” –Matt Glaser, Artistic Director American Roots Music Program Berklee College of Music

“Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli…” – Songlines Magazine

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Mark Raudabaugh

Mark Raudabaugh

Mark has played  with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Zac Brown, Robert Randolph, Sam Bush, Oliver Wood, Keller Williams, Anders Osborne, Ketch Secor (Old Crown Medicine Show), Steve Kimock, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), and many more. He received a jazz scholarship to Florida State University where he studied under Leon Anderson Jr. During that time, he had the opportunity to perform with Wyclef Gordon, Ellis Marsalis, and Manuel Valera to name a few. Since graduating from FSU in 2003, Mark has toured throughout the US, Canada, Japan, and Bangladesh.

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Ethan Jodziewciz

Ethan Jodziewciz

A musician first and foremost, Ethan Jodziewicz fully embodies the notion that anything is possible on the bass. His zeal, musical omnivorousness, and technical ability allow him to not only thrive in jazz, bluegrass, rock, funk, old-time, symphonic and chamber music, but also to push the boundaries of bass playing beyond its traditional roles. An in-demand live and studio player, Ethan spends much of his time traveling the world, and has played the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kennedy Center, Live From Here, A Prairie Home Companion, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, PBS’ Bluegrass Underground, and hundreds of others. He has contributed to over 60 albums and soundtracks, including GRAMMY-nominated projects Weighted Mind (Sierra Hull) and Portraits In Fiddles (Mike Barnett). Ethan also engineers and produces from his home studio, The Secret Woods.

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Thommy Knoles

Thommy Knowles

Thommy Knoles is a producer, session musician and keyboardist based in Asheville, NC. He grew up playing jazz and listening to hip-hop. Making beats and playing the piano have gone hand in hand for most of his life. Thommy is also a founding member of funk/fusion band STIG. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016 with a degree in piano performance.

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