I recently came across the picture to your left featuring Bucky Pizzarelli and his son John sharing the stage, obviously enjoying each others playing*. This had got me thinking about who else in the Jazz Guitar community of ours had siblings follow in the family business as it were. Off the top of my head, [...]
Hi all. You may have already seen this video segment form the PBS Legends Of Jazz series hosted by Jazz Piano great Ramsey Lewis. But if not, it is definitely a good use of your down time!
Mr. Lewis interviews Jim and Pat and gets them to talk about their beginnings and what they think of [...]
Greetings all. Here is a rough video edit of three top-shelf Jazz Guitarists playing 7-string Benedettos to their heart’s content and enjoying each others company. Shot on January 25, 2013, Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jonathan Wheatley swing hard on the Django tune “Nuages” in a concert at the First Parish Church in Lexington, MA.
As I was checking out my facebook page today, I came across this heart-felt shout-out to no one in particular but to every musician in general. West Coast Jazz Guitarist Jacques Lesure has a plea, and I felt it was worthy of sharing, so I am. The words below, copied from his FB page, may [...]
Happy New Year to all Jazz Guitar Life readers and supporters. May you all have a wonderfully healthy, happy and prosperous 2013. All the best and we’ll see you in the new year.
Lyle – Jazz Guitar Life
ps: new updates featuring some great jazz guitarist coming up in the first two weeks of 2013
When I saw the image below, taken by Jazz Guitarist and Photographer Mike Oria, I immediately asked him if he would give me permission to post it on the Jazz Guitar Life blog, he thankfully agreed and, well, here it is! The photo reminded me of the time, a few years back, when I had [...]
Jazz/Blues/Fusion Guitar player Scott Henderson has something to say about Tribal Tech’s new CD “X” and it hits all of us who are trying to make a living as musicians. Way to go Scott!!
Tribal Tech Xby: ScottHenderson
Hi all. Howard Paul, the president and CEO of Benedetto Guitars hipped me to this video featuring the young and oh so talented Andreas Varady. I know I go on about his kid sometimes, but I think he’s just fantastic with a great spirit and of course, youthful energy! At 14 he’s sounding really great [...]
Hi all. A Facebook friend had this image on his wall and I just had to borrow it and show you you all. This is from Guitars’n Jazz Showroom Summit in New Jersey. Now excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Yowsa yowsa!!
As usual, please feel free to let me know [...]
Hi all. I just found out, and thought I’d share the news, that Jazz Guitar great Martin Taylor and Acoustic Finger-style phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel are gearing up to record a duo CD in Nashville sometime in July 2012! This is indeed exciting news as both guitarists are true masters in their respective genres. And while [...]