Amanda Monaco

Since moving to New York City, Amanda Monaco has performed with a variety of musical groups, from jazz chamber ensembles and big bands to regular appearances with her own groups at such venues as Birdland, Joe's Pub, and The Blue Note.

Amanda's current projects includes her quartet, a jazz and improvisational music ensemble that combines free-bop sensibilities with through-composed pieces equal parts textural, adventurous, and whimsical. With alto/baritone saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Sean Conly, and drummer Satoshi Takeishi, this quartet performs a mix of Amanda's original compositions and modern twists on classic and obscure jazz repertoire. Their debut CD, I Think I'll Keep You, was released in Japan in early 2009 by LateSet Records and worldwide in October 2009.

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”A crisply resourceful guitarist.” -- Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Impressive chops and a penchant for adventure.” --Time Out New York

“Edgy, well-crafted compositions.” --David Adler, All About Jazz

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

An educator since 1990, Amanda has served on the faculty of New School University, and presently teaches at the National Guitar Workshop, on the innovative web site WorkshopLive, and at Berklee College of Music. Her book, Jazz Guitar for the Absolute Beginner (Alfred Publishing), is available worldwide. Amanda also teaches privately in New York City.

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Albums

I Think I'll Keep You
I Think I'll Keep You
LateSet Records
2009
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Intention
Intention
Innova Recordings
2007
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Amanda Monaco 4
Amanda Monaco 4
Genevieve
2003
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