Ventura Music Festival – Ventura CA

Incendio (free public concert)

July 18th, 5:30pm


High octane Latin guitar

Thursday, July 18th, 5:30 pm
Mission Park
185 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura

Liza Carbé                        | bass, guitar & vocals
Jean Pierre Durand           | guitar
Jim Stubblefield                | guitar
Timothy Curle                   | percussion

Join us for the Ventura Music Festival’s annual free concert in the park! Bring low-back lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic to this family-friendly open-air ninety-minute concert in the park on the lawn across from Mission San Buenaventura.

Incendio, founded in 2000, is often described as an “acoustic Santana” and is beloved by legions of fans for the band’s high-octane Latin guitars that weave eclectic strands of classical, jazz, rock, flamenco, Mid-Eastern, Celtic and even bluegrass into a lively mix of sophisticated, richly dense, multi-layered instrumental and vocal music. The word Incendio means “fire” in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian which accurately describes this Los Angeles-area based band that boasts an energy and passion that suits their vivid genre pushing exploration of so many world cultures. Incendio “could accurately be described as a global musical experience,” says All About Jazz. Think of a Spanish-inflected fusion of Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia and Strunz & Farah from the 1980’s with equal parts of Steely Dan’s “sound craft” jazz and the “alchemical stew” of Led Zeppelin to (attempt to) describe the force and finesse of the compositions and arrangements by Incendio. Don’t miss it!

The Incendio CD catalog includes The Shape of Dreams  (2013), Vihuela (2009), Seduction (2006), Día y Noche (2005), Incendio (2003), Illumination (2000) and Misterioso (2000).

Classical and folk inspired Liza Carbé, with pop and Jimi Hendrix influenced husband Jean Pierre Durand co-founded Incendio in 2000 with Jim Stubblefield. They are veterans of many, many bands, have composed extensively for TV and independent films, nine Incendio international CD releases, a duo CD A Bridge Between, and have produced over 30 CDs by other artists.

Jim Stubblefield encountered the world fusion acoustic guitar recordings of Shakti and Strunz and Farah and began releasing solo CDs before and since co-founding Incendio, including Cities of Gold, Rhythm of the Heart and Inspiración.

 Timothy Curle, on faculty at the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA), studied percussion at University of Oregon and USC, has performed extensively on stage, and in TV and film studios; and for such major artists as Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban and Chris Botti, to name just a few.

 Sponsors:  City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division
                 Downtown Ventura Partners