Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 2015 – Jazz Guitar News

Rick Stone Trio w Marcus McLaurine and Joe Strasser banner for facebook


Hope you had a fun 4th of July. June turned out to be a pretty busy month with some gigs for the Duo and Trio, some private parties, and a couple gigs with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. I’ve also been hard at work on the JazzGuitarLessons site and created a number of new video lessons.  The new series details a step-by-step method for learning jazz standards. If you haven’t been to the new site, I encourage you to check it out.

Are you in New York City?  Here are a few gigs coming up:

Tuesday, July 7th: Rick Stone Trio **
at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E47th (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave)
The Rick Stone Trio featuring Rick Stone (guitar), Marcus McLaurine (bass) and Joe Strasser (drums) give a free afternoon concert from Noon-1:30pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue (it’s the public space on the North side of the street). So bring your lunch and come enjoy some live jazz!

** Please note, because this is an outdoor event, if it rains, it will be rescheduled (usually to the following day). If you’re not sure, check our event on Facebook:

Thursday, July 16th at the Garage
Join the Rick Stone Trio at the Garage Restaurant & Cafe with bassist Marcus McLaurine and drummer Joe Strasser. There are always a few surprise guests as well. So come on in, have a drink and/or dinner and enjoy a great night of music and friends! We look forward to seeing YOU! Music from 6-10pm, No cover. The Garage is located at 99 7th Avenue South (corner of Grove Street), New York, NY. phone: 212-645-0600.

Private and Skype Lessons
I’ll be in town for the month of July and am accepting a limited number of students for private instruction here at my Brooklyn studio and also via Skype. I teach students at all levels and tailor my approach to your individual needs. If you’ve always wanted to learn to play jazz guitar, why wait? Use the contact form or email me at  I try to respond within 24 hours.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support.  Hope to see you soon!

Rick Stone signature (white on transparent) copy