Rick Stone Trio with Rusty Holloway (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums) recorded at the Garage by our friend Jeremy Miller.
I hope you’ve been enjoying this nice Indian summer weather we’re having these last few days. Besides practicing and writing new arrangements, I’ve been out running in the park, taking long walks, doing yard work, and even washed and waxed my car today. Last Saturday (10/10) was like guitar heaven! I had a great time hanging with Pat Martino, Howard Paul, Piers Lawrence, Larry Newcomb, Tomas Janzon and many other guitar friends at the Wes Montgomery Jazz Guitar Competition where contestants Pasquale Grasso, Dan Wilson, Lucian Gray, Roland Balough, Michael Valeanu performed as contestants followed by Mark Whitfield and an impromptu set by Sheryl Bailey and Yotam Silberstein. Pasquale Grasso walked away with the first place award, but everybody sounded so wonderful that in my mind they were all winners. Some really amazing talent out there!
We’re coming down the home stretch at the Garage Restaurant & Cafe. Just 3 more gigs at this venue that’s been our regular home (9 years of steady monthly gigs since January 2007). The trio is performing this Thursday 10/15 from 6-10 with bassist Rusty Holloway and drummer Jason Tiemann. Come join us for a night of music and a fun hang with friends. Always some surprise guests as well! 99, 7th Avenue South, New York, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/1069695349721127/
On the teaching front, I published my first ebook and the response has been incredible. Over 1,500 downloads so far! You can still get it for FREE at my site JazzGuitarLessons.com. I’ve also recorded and posted a bunch of new videos to the lessons there. I still have room in my schedule for a few private and Skype students. Please contact me privately if you’re interested in lessons email@example.com.
A Special Offer:
This year marked the 30th Anniversary of my first album (that’s right, a vinyl album, remember those?) Blues For Nobody. I still have a very limited quantity of the original pressing of these and am saving them for someone who really wants them. They are extremely rare and I’ve decided to offer them as a package with all 5 of my CD releases for $100. I’ll also sign them if you like. There are only 20 of these and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Email me privately if you’re interested.
Free eBook: Scale Studies for Jazz Guitar: 44 Daily Warmups to Build Killer Chops!
Thanks so much for your ongoing support. Hope to see you soon!