Clay Conner Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

Clay Conner is an extremely talented, and very likeable, luthier of fine, quality Jazz guitars out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I originally had the pleasure of meeting Clay back in 2009 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and was immediately impressed with his down home charm and of course, the instrument that he brought with [...]

Brandon Bernstein Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

I originally met Pasadena, California based Jazz Guitarist Brandon Bernstein at Concordia University in Montreal around 2000. Since then, I have had the pleasure of watching his career move forward, and whether it’s playing with Howard Alden, John Stowell, befriending the remarkable Jimmy Wyble (now deceased), or teaching in both the academic and private realms, [...]

Jake Reichbart Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

If you live in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area or have visited youtube at least twice in your life, chances are you have heard the remarkable playing and solo guitar arranging talents of Michigan Jazz Guitarist Jake Reichbart. While being a top shelf Jazz Guitarist, he is also a tremendous arranger of solo chord melody tunes [...]

Steve Herberman Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

Steve Herberman is a popular Jazz Guitarist and performer in the Washington, DC Metro area. Steve is also a top-shelf educator in both the real world and the virtual, providing Mike’s Master Class, youtube and other Internet areas with valued lessons and learning resources. I have had the pleasure of reviewing Steve’s CD Ideals and [...]

Sylvain Courtney Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

Sylvain Courtney is a marvelous Jazz Guitar player out of Nancy, France who is as much a wonderful performer as he is an educator. Currently he teaches at the prestigious Jazz Academy International in Nancy, France and the Conservatory of Metz. As of this writing, Sylvain was featured in January 2013 on national French television [...]

Jeff Barone Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

Jeff Barone is a wonderful New York Jazz Guitar player who has a killer swing and an adventurous spirit. In this interview, Jeff shares with us his insights into being a professional player/performer, his association with Jazz Guitar legend Jack Wilkins, and how he divides his love between Jazz and Classical. A great read [...]

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