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Exclusive Interview: Jaxx Guitar Great Rodeney Jones

Rodney Jones has had a long and eclectic career as a guitarist, but it’s always been rooted in the soul and funk that he loves. He spent three years touring with Dizzy Gillespie before becoming the guitarist for the house band for the TV show Showtime at the Apollo. He also played guitar for James Brown’s legendary sax player Maceo Parker’s super-tight funk band.

 

 

Jones began playing at age six, and joined his first band at age fourteen, having… Read More

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NYC Venues: The Beacon Theater – Legendary Site for Music Lovers


 

The Beacon Theater is a gorgeous, fully restored landmark Art Deco theater that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. A quick walk from the subway station at West 72nd Street, the Beacon has been a favorite New York City stop for top acts since the Roaring Twenties.

 

 

The theater was designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies and the original sound-system from… Read More

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Great Performances: Stanley Jordan Live at The Iridium , NYC


Guitar Shop TV’s  New York correspondent Jill Nicolini introduces us to one of the city’s coolest clubs, The Iridium, featuring an impressive live performance by the legendary jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan. Jordan is renowned for his distinctive two-handed tapping technique and amazing improvisations, and we capture some great moments from this jazz/fusion icon’s recent Iridium appearence.
The Iridium is one of the most beautiful nightclubs in New York and a step up visually from the typical… Read More

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