Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 2014 Jazz Guitar News

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Earlier this year we gave the website a makeover and now there’s a new look for the newsletter.  Let me know what you think.

I had some fun gigs last month with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, First Corinthian Baptist Church, as well as the Rick Stone Trio’s regular gig at the Garage where we were joined by many friends sitting in; Michael Rorby (trombone), Rusty Holloway (bass), Chiara Raggi (vocal) and Larry Corban (guitar).  Always nice to play for friends and of course we love to see you!

Lot’s of great stuff coming up in November including the Classic American Guitar Show (aka “The Fall Philly Show”), Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door and the Garage, and the Jazzmobile 50th Anniversary (and Johnnie Garry 90th Birthday Celebration) has been rescheduled.  So please read on for all the details below.  Hope to be seeing YOU soon!

Saturday, November 8th & 9th, Fall Philly Guitar Show 10am-6pm
I’ll be there playing at Bill Comins booth on Saturday 11/8. The show features hundreds of dealers in vintage guitars, amps, accessories, etc.  A great place to spend a weekend.  The show is held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Rt. 422, Exit at Oaks 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA 19456 website:  Afterwards from 7-10pm on Saturday, there will be an open house for Comins Guitars and Lattanze Guitars at their new showroom/studio in nearby Bridgeport, PA.  I’ll be there playing with Jimmy Bruno.  Check out  or stop by the Comins table at the show if you’d like to attend.

Saturday, November 15th
The Bar Next Door at La Lanterna
presents the Rick Stone Trio
Featuring bassist Harvie S and drummer Joe Strasser. I’m really looking forward to a fun night of music making with these great musicians. Come enjoy some swinging jazz, great food, good friends and warm vibes at this intimate venue. 129 MacDougal St., between W3rd & W4th. Sets at 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30pm.  $12 Cover. It’s a small room so it’s a good idea to make a reservation. Call (212) 529-5945 or visit  The_Bar_Next_Door for more information

Thursday, November 20th from 6-10pm
The Rick Stone Trio at The Garage Restaurant
My trio with bassist Rusty Holloway and drummer Jason Tiemann returns to our regular monthly gig playing your favorite bebop and standards as well as a few of our originals to keep it all fresh.  We look forward to seeing you!
99 Seventh Avenue South (at Grove Street) NYC, 212-645-0600

Friday, November 21st from 7 till ?
JazzMobile 50th Anniversary Concert and Johnnie Garry 90th Birthday Celebration! at First Corinthian Baptist Church
This special one-night only concert celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jazzmobile (Founded in 1964 by Dr. Billy Taylor) as well as a special tribute to Johnnie Garry’s 90th Birthday!  Patience Higgins is the music director for this incredible all-star line up featuring: T.K. Blue, Jimmy Cobb, Max Fleming, Eli Fountain, Ghanniyyah Green, Lafayette Harris, Solomon Hicks, David T. Gibson, Cynthia Holiday, Melba Joyce, Ray Mantilla, Whitney Marchelle, Antoinette Montague, Marcus Persiani, Houston Person, Bobby Sanabria, Cynthia Scott, Rick Stone, Camille Thurman, Lynette Washington, Kiane Ziwadi and hosts Sheila Anderson (WBGO) and Flo Wiley (WHCR).  Don’t miss it!
Ticket Prices $10, $15, $25, $50
1912 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue at West 116th Street), NYC.
Click here for tickets.
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