Jennifer Batten: guitar gone wild


When: Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:00 PM

Chocolate Moose Music Cafe
9118 SR 84

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Sunday May 17th Guitars Gone Wild; A guitar Masterclass from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm and a show from 8:00 pm-11:00 pm featuring Jennifer Batten (electric) and Vicki Genfan (acoustic). Masterclass $50 Show $30 Combination ticket $ 70 Tickets available in advance at the Chocolate Moose

So where do you play guitar after you’ve done the Superbowl XXVII's half time entertainment, which aired to one and half billion people in 80 nations. Having played to the largest audience in television history, during a stint with Michael Jackson that included four world tours, super rock guitarist Jennifer Batten will teach and play at the Chocolate Moose Music Café in Davie on Sunday May 17th. She will be joined at this gig by Guitar Player Magazines “guitarist of the year” Vicki Genfan. This will be the first time that Moose owner Caroline Ammundsen has ventured to book major international performers for her Davie coffeehouse, perhaps better known for its local performers and Open Mic events. Local musician Robert Mason is enthusiastic about the move and commented that “these are such great performers, any serious student of acoustic or electric guitar should be thrilled at the opportunity to attend, and anyone who loves guitar music will want to come and check these ladies out.” Both are touring the world to promote their new CD’s, and when Jennifer e-mailed Robert Mason to let him know she would be passing Fort Lauderdale on her way to a gig in Key West, he jumped at the chance to arrange a VIP style event for her and Vicki. “The Moose sprung to mind as an ideal venue, given the kind of show the musicians had in mind” Mason commented. “It’s like everyone will have a backstage pass and the opportunity to learn from these incredible artists” Jennifer Batten’s new innovative multimedia show is an intimate one woman performance which runs about 90 minutes. For the Chocolate Moose in Davie the show will also be formatted for a guitar workshop. Both Jennifer (electric) and Vicki (acoustic) will teach from 3:00-6:00 pm, and will include the techniques they use achieve the sounds and effects on their records and performances. From 8:00-11:00 pm the show will be "Guitars Gone Wild". Guitar player of the year (Guitar Player Magazine) Vicki Genfan will perform her songs, her voice enhanced by her deft acoustic guitar technique. She will be followed by Jennifer Batten, formerly guitarist with Michael Jackson (four World Tours) and the Jeff Beck Group (Two CD's and World Tours). The show is called Guitars Gone Wild and it promises to be a wild event indeed. To preview Vicki’s chops, check out her video and see her winning performance at the Great American Music Hall in SF, Ca September 13th 2008, go to She took home the title of '2008 Guitar Superstar'! Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Elliot Easton, Brendon Small and George Lynch give their comments....the WINNER is announced by host, Andy Summers (Police). To check out Jennifer Batten go to and be amazed. After all, who gets to play lead guitar with the Jeff Beck Group besides Jeff Beck? Only Jennifer Batten. For tickets go to the Chocolate Moose Music Café, 9118 SR 84, Davie, or call (954)-474-5040