Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 2014 Jazz Guitar News

Rick Stone - Jazz Guitarist - NYC

Hope you’re having a great summer!  Remember, it’s still officially summer until the Equinox which falls conveniently on September 23rd, John Coltrane’s Birthday, making it “Easy to Remember” (and so hard to forget. . . ) I’ve got a few gigs coming up this month so let’s just get right to it:

Thursday, September 11th, 7pm-1am The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz 9/11 I’ll be performing in this wonderful outpouring of love organized by E.J. Decker. “Now in its 10th Year! 40 of NYC’s top jazz artists will meet to play our take on various facets of that wretched day & its aftermath. We’ll be playing it all “through our horn,” offering ongoing community and the healing nature of jazz as a gift to our fellow NYers.” This year The September Concert: Heart of Jazz 9/11 is in a new venue: Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Full details here:

Sunday, September 14th, 2-3:30pm Jerry Costanzo “Sinatra Inspired” With the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra just around the corner (2015) Singer and bandleader Jerry Costanzo “… Will perform a mix of timeless standards, made famous by Frank Sinatra and other crooning legends including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Sammy Davis Jr. Jerry pays homage to his musical heroes who painted the original brushstrokes on The Great American Song Book by singing such classics as “Too Close For Comfort,” “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad,” and “I’ve Got The World On A String.” As well as, songs from his four CDs, “Destination Moon”, “Can’t We Be Friends”, “Can I Steal a Little Love” and “Invitation”. Oceanside Public Library 30 Davison Ave. Oceanside, NY

Thursday, September 18th from 6-10pm The Rick Stone Trio This is our last gig of the summer, Featuring a really swinging rhythm section with bassist Rusty Holloway and drummer Joe Strasser. I love playing with these guys (and you’ll love listening to them). We always have a few surprise guests too!  So come on out and support live jazz. We look forward to seeing you! Garage Restaurant, 99 Seventh Avenue South (at Grove Street). The new site is almost ready but in the meantime you can still visit We’re doing more and more Skype lessons lately (last week was actually the first time I’ve taught more Skype than face-to-face lessons).  They’re going great, so if you haven’t been taking jazz guitar lessons because of distance, this is really an excellent and viable option.  All you need is a computer with a webcam, a decent internet connection and and a Skype account (You can even do them using a tablet or smart phone!) For more info, email: