Five-time Grammy nominee and platinum-selling guitarist Ottmar Liebert’s incredible global success often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany, to a Chinese-German father and a Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at eleven and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia, intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered.
After forming the highly praised flamenco band Luna Negra in 1989, Liebert has become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past couple of decades. He has performed with Carlos Santana, opened for Miles Davis, released a catalog of classic recordings, and thrilled audiences throughout the world. Since 1990, Liebert has released a total of twenty-five albums, including live performances, fifteen CDs of original music, holiday collections, and various remixes. He has received thirty-eight gold and platinum certifications in the United States as well as other certifications in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.
Liebert and his band will be performing well-known favorites as well as songs from their newest album, Waiting n Swan, featuring music by Bob Marley.