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Chappaqua BandJam Winner to Open for Guitar Wunderkind Taz Niederauer at The Ridgefield Playhouse

16 year-old guitar wunderkind, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse, January 25th 

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, has performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time and many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and others.

Since making his national television debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at just ten years old, Brandon has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Good Morning America,” and “The View,” and performed with numerous bands including: Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and others.

Your chance to see this wunderkind perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse is Saturday, January 25th at 8pm. Opening for Taz is BandJam 2019 winner: Postscript! This concert is part of Bandsintown Emerging Artist Series and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.

Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true -  the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation. It all started at eight years old, when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon instantly realized he was destined to play guitar. From that moment on, his guitar rarely left his hands. Just four years later, Brandon was cast in the principal role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical.

In 2018, Brandon reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber, performing in January with Sarah Brightman at The Phantom of the Opera’s 30th Anniversary celebration, and in April alongside Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and John Legend in NBC’s live broadcast production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Brandon is currently featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” and performs concerts for audiences across the country and around the world.

Live Music News & Review describes Taz’s music as “...soaring, soulful and funky with hints of classic Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone.” While MusicFestNews.com states, “Prepare thyself to deal with a miracle.”

Postscript has been together for one year. They met at School of Rock in Bedford, NY. They have performed at the Chance Theater, the Pound Ridge Harvest Festival, the Biker Bash (in Monticello), Pound Ridge Pride Day, and at local fundraisers. They won Ridgefield BandJam 2019 at The Playhouse in November, beating out four other high school bands.

For tickets ($27.50) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org Twitter: @RPlayhouse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ridgefieldplayhouse/

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