Guitarists Gather to Celebrate Joe Diorio’s 75th Birthday

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in News | No Comments

Some of jazz’s finest guitarists gathered last week to salute acclaimed guitarist Joe Diorio on his 75th birthday at New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club. The salute, organized by Charles Carlini, featured legendary guitarist Pat Martino, Adam Rogers, Vic Juris, Paul Bollenback, Gil Parris, Ron Affif, and David Becker among others.

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Les Paul Celebrates his 90th Birthday with Great Fanfare

Posted by on Jun 22, 2005 in News | No Comments

Les Paul, the father of the electric guitar, was recently feted by some of the worlds finest axemen at Carnegie Hall in celebration of his 90th birthday. The guitar-heavy bash, capably produced by guitar maven Charles Carlini for the JVC Jazz Festival, featured rockers Peter Frampton, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Steve Miller, jazzers Bucky ...

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Guitarists Gather to Fete Johnny Smith

Posted by on Jun 17, 1999 in News | No Comments

Guitarists gathered by the bunch recently to pay tribute to the legendary Johnny Smith, one of the most distinctive guitar stylists to emerge from the post-war era whose command of the instrument was nonpareil. Known for his unique chord clusters and lyrical ballad style, Smith, a studio session player, received wide public attention after winning ...

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