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Grammy nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris with Special Guest KJ Denhert continue Ten Hope’s Studio Sessions Tuesday October 29 at 8p.

Show is free to the public, but space is limited so it is recommended customers come early to ensure admission.


Ten Hope is located at 10 Hope Street in Brooklyn, NY

Presented by Ilegal Mezcal


“You’ll be blown away by his mind-boggling blend of jazz, blues and rock.”

Guitar Player

“Parris is an absolute monster of the guitar — lyrically, technically, sensitively. His finesse bending tones and contouring the dynamics throughout his lines truly gave the sense that he is speaking thru the notes!”

Jazz Improv

“His solos are breathtaking, both in emotional expressiveness and technical command of the instrument. He’s one of those players you hear and can recognize right away, no mean feat in this day in age.”

Vintage Guitar

“I love his tone and fluidity on the guitar. Playing with Gil was a joy.”

Paul Shaffer, Musical Director, Late Show with David Letterman



Grammy-Nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris, is known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Smooth Jazz. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr. John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell, and Toni Braxton to name just a few. You can often find Gil Parris playing alongside Yankee baseball great, Bernie Williams.



KJ’s performances will move you to laugh, to dance and even to cry. Her special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations and in ’09, she was named as one of’s top female vocalists. She’s appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ’55 Bar’, Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Her very latest, “Album No.9”, a collection of 60’s jazz, pop and rock standards is set for release on Motema Music in Europe & the US in the fall 2010. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist and performer, not to be missed.

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