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The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

 

If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.

 

The thorough, step-by-step guide begins by teaching readers simple blues-based riffs over basic chord… Read More

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Great Performances: Bono Live at The Apollo, NYC

We just happened to be in the audience and caught Bono performing “Angels of Harlem” Live at The Apollo Theatre NYC at The Jazz Foundation of America Benefit Concert earlier this month. What a gifted Artist!

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Great Venues: Blue Chicago – Chicago

Yes, it’s a little touristy and usually very crowded, but when it comes to great blues music, Blue Chicago on Clark is the real deal. The music is red hot, the singers and players are always bringin’ it, and they usually deliver a great show to the crowd.

The doorman Lorenzo is cool and funny, and the crowd a great mix of locals, international and domestic tourists, young people, older folks, black, white, Asian, and Latino. Blues tunes range from slow and greasy… Read More

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GuitarShopTV Episode 4: Blues/Jazz Guitarist Larry Carlton

Episode Four of Guitar Shop TV is here, with an exclusive extended conversation with blues/jazz guitar legend Larry Carlton, a look at a unique hollow-body Fender, and more great vintage axes.

 

 

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GSTV Featured Artist : The Oz Noy Trio – Artist Showcase

Fusion guitarist Oz Noy chats with Guitar Shop TV backstage at The Bitter End in New York. Noy talks about his melodic approach to improvising, along with his interest in jazz guitarists who experiment with their tones to give them “the presence of a saxophone.” Afterwards, The Oz Noy Trio delivers a smokin’ live performance!
The Israeli-born NYC resident is a tasteful virtuoso who is receiving growing acclaim in jazz circles. He brings fresh energy to Read More

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Great Venues: Rosa’s Lounge – Chicago

Rosas Chicago

 

According to its website “Rosa’s Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago in 1978 after meeting Junior Wells in Milan. Tony Mangiullo found the true spirit of the blues at legendary South Side lounges like Theresa’s, and he opened Rosa’s (1984) as a tribute to those cradles of blues tradition, and named it after his mother, Rosa, who had followed him here to help.”

 
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