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Jazz Guitar Bios - Master List

Discover the great masters of jazz guitar, all in one place. All the biographies on this page are arranged in chronological order, with new entries added monthly!

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Barney Kessel (1923-2004)

Barney Kessel was a masterful and highly influential jazz guitarist that played with Oscar Peterson, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and the Wrecking Crew. His universally-loved style also helped him forge a career as a session guitarist in Hollywood,...

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Emily Remler (1957-1990)

Emily Remler (1957-1990) was an explosive jazz guitarist known for her extraordinary time feel, technique, and mastery of traditional bebop language. During her lifetime she was considered one of the top guitarists in the lineage of Charlie...

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Improve Your Comping With Diminished Chords

When you're first learning how to comp it's easy to feel "stuck" with the same handful of chord shapes. How are guys like Joe Pass or Wes able to connect so many chord shapes so effortlessly? The answer is that, yes, they do know a lot of ...

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Jazz Guitar Today

Many things about jazz guitar have stayed the same. The epicenter of the hottest jazz is still New York City by most accounts, the improvisational qualities of it are the same, many of the traditions are the same.

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Jazz Guitar Albums: 5 Essential Must-Have Recordings You Should Listen To Now

The Ultimate Selection of "the best of the best" Essential Jazz Guitar Albums, Old and New Sure, there's thousands of great albums that have been recorded to this day. But some legendary jazz guitarists have that universal sound that reaches and...

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