AL DI MEOLA:
A FINE TASTE AND MUSIC
ANNOUNCING SPECIAL GUEST:
RENOWNED PERCUSSIONIST GUMBI ORTIZ
"Hi everybody, this is Al Di Meola and I have the true pleasure to announce that my dear friend and longest (musical) relationship ever, the incredible Gumbi Ortiz will be joining us for one week only at the Di Meola House Events.
After a homemade Italian dinner, we will play a one hour private show for you in my studio, give a lesson andthen you'll get a chance to jam with us! We're looking forward to seeing you there!
THREE LIMITED VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
GOLD: MEET, GREET & EAT
Dinner with Al Di Meola at his New Jersey home 30 minutes outside of New York City! Al will prepare a homemade three course Italian Dinner in your presence while discussing anything you ever wanted to know about his music, life and work.
Inside stories about Return to Forever, the Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, as well as collaborations with greats such as Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, Frank Zappa and many others will serve for an unforgettable evening. Before you leave, don’t forget to take pictures and videos and get an exclusive selection of signed Merch and a specially designed T-Shirt to honor this unique occasion.
Price: $8,500 for up to 2 people
PLATINUM: IN DEPTH STUDIO SESSION - PRIVATE SHOW AND JAM
This Upgrade includes everything mentioned above
PLUS an intensive tour of Al’s home studio, equipment and guitar collection that has never been shown to the public before. After that, you are invited to sit down in the front row for a private show, followed by a jam session with Al.
Price: $10,500 for up to 2 people
DIAMOND: THE GUITAR DREAM
This Experience includes all above (GOLD and PLATINUM)
PLUS signed copies of Al’s hand written music charts and a ONE-ON-ONE guitar lesson or jam where you get to play Al’s personal guitars starting with his legendary Black Custom Les Paul (used on all Return to Forever albums, Land of the Midnight Sun and Elegant Gypsy), never seen before custom Gibson prototypes, his Ovation used on Friday Night in San Francisco and a wide selection of acoustic and electric guitars.
Finally, pick between a PRS Prism electric guitar or an Al Di Meola OVATION (both played by Al on tours and previous recordings) to take home with you!
Price: $17,500 for up to 2 people
"Hi, this is Al Di Meola and I would like to invite you and your guest to a highly exclusive and intimate evening at my house full of music, dining, stories and more! My mother was born in Italy and taught me how to cook from an early age on. I love good food, wine and music and I want to share this unique experience at my home in New Jersey with you!"
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY: Join Al at his home studio, learn about his guitars, gear, techniques.
PRIVATE SHOW FRONT ROW SEATS: Al will perform a 30 minute set just for you!
LIVE JAM AND LESSON: Learn from the best! Ask questions, observe, improve your style with Al's help!
OWN ONE OF AL'S GUITARS: Take one of Al's personal guitars home!
We're looking forward to welcoming you at the house!
This offer is valid for SEPTEMBER 20 TO SEPTEMBER 26 ONLY!
Please contact us here to get further information, available dates and time frames.
The house will be professionally cleaned and sanitized before and after the event. Social distancing will be in place and all CDC guidelines will be followed.
The concept was initially intended as a fun thing to do in our off time from touring. Proceeds in part will go to our choice charities: American Tinnitus Association, Music Cares and Musicians in Need during this unprecedented Covid19 Crisis. Thank you!
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“We really can’t come up with the appropriate adjectives to describe how special our night with Al and Stephanie was, but if you’re on this page reading this review, then I’m guessing you can imagine! Surreal, comfortable, personal… mind blowing. A five-star dinner prepared by guitar virtuoso, Al Di Meola, great conversation and a private concert in his studio surrounded by his guitars. Top it off with an impromptu guitar lesson and jam session and days later, we are still shaking our heads in disbelief. We were amazed by Al’s unassuming personality considering the genius that speaks through his guitar. An experience like this can’t be captured in photographs or paragraphs like this one. If you’re a fan, especially a big fan, you must not let this opportunity pass you by. Thank you to our hosts, Al and Stephanie, for an evening that will not be forgotten.”
Debra Piccolo-Martin & Ron Piccolo, Westport
"What an amazing life experience my friend and I had. We’ve been long time fans since your Casino record. The opportunity to actually watch you as a chef, then sit down and eat a three course amazing meal with answers to questions I had all my life was truly a bucket list wish fulfilled. The tour of your home was like visiting a famous museum. The history of our favorite composer-guitarist was nothing short of incredible! Then, proceeding to Al’s studio after dinner for an intimate show was something out of a dream, we were mesmerized. The lesson after was incredibly helpful and the jam was the icing of the cake! Well worth our trip from Illinois! I’m thinking of doing it again with my cousin hopefully! Really great!"
Tod Skarinski and Jim Crown, Chicago
"I was able to do the Diamond Package on July 27, 2020 and I am so happy I did it! The food and atmosphere was supreme, the house is incredible and then going down to Al's studio was a true, once in a lifetime treat. He played a solo set for over an hour, answered all my questions and couldn't have been more generous in his time and effort. I can recommend this to everybody who loves good music and food. Thank you Al and Stephanie for opening up your beautiful home!"
Mark Burnstein, Detroit
"My husband John and I have been married for 25 years. On our first date, he took me to see Al at the Blue Note and since then, his music has been the soundtrack of our life. Now since this year all our vacations got cancelled, why not surprise John with a truly incredible anniversary gift only a car ride away? Al and Stephanie made our night so special, John started crying when he found out what was happening! Al played such a beautiful, emotional concert just for us! I am so grateful for this opportunity!
Thank you all!"
Jennifer Aitken, New York