"""I absolutely love my Weber Bridger for the classical, European and South American music that I perform.
- Mark Levesque -
""It's a perfect musical marriage. A rich, zesty guitar gumbo, Handler & Levesque crackle with tasty elements of classical, swing, Gypsy, Brazilian and a dizzying array of world-music flavorings.""
wrote Owen McNally, music critic for a Hartford Courant Feature Story.
Judy and Mark create an exciting, unique sound by successfully blending many musical influences including Brazilian, Latin, swing, gypsy, European and classical. They have performed together for 12 years throughout the Northeast and regularly receive standing ovations for their energetic and uplifting performances.
Some of their recent performances include the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven CT, Studio 450 in New York City, The Chateaugay Lakes Arts Association in upstate New York, The Autorino Great Hall at the Bushnell in Hartford CT, The Troy Music Hall in NY, The University of Connecticut, The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer Program at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island, The Quechee Club in VT and the Brooklyn Museum.
In 2003 Judy and Mark released an exhilarating live concert recording with bass & drums called Two Guitars Live!
Their 2001 release, Acoustic Blend received international acclaim, and was chosen by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as a premier gift for donors to their United Arts Campaign for 2003.
The Greater Hartford Arts Council also selected their recordings of ""Tico Tico"" and ""Brasileirinho"" to be used as sountracks for promotional CD-ROMs.
Judy and Mark are also on 5 compilation CDs of New England guitarists as well as an international virtual CD, Prelude.
They are on the roster of artists for Cantaloupe Music Productions in New York City, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Connecticut Library Consortium and the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society."