Amanda Monaco

Born: October 27, 1973    Primary Instrument: Guitar

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

As a Leader
I Think I'll Keep You
Late Set Records
innova Recordings

Amanda Monaco 4
Genevieve Records

As A Side Musician

Joe Phillips'Numinous
innova Recordings

Soul Force
Noah Baerman

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Primary Instrument:

New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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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