Born: August 13, 1955
“one of the finest straight-ahead jazz guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene.”
—Robert Silverstein, MWE3.com
“...This is no-nonsense jazz with a classic dark tone and killer chops.
—Dave Walker, davewalkermusic.com
From his fresh interpretations of jazz standards, to his lyrically evocative originals, Brooklyn-based guitarist Rick Stone is an artist with a clear musical vision. His fluid, full-bodied sound pays homage to the great jazz masters of the past while maintaining a personal style with a contemporary edge.
Rick is a respected teacher at Jazzmobile, BCM, Hofstra and other colleges and has recently launched the educational website jazzguitarlessons.com. His trio performs regularly at the Garage, the Bar Next Door and other NYC venues. In 2010 and 2011 he toured Italy extensively as a guest artist and clinician....
- Fractals by Dan McClenaghan
Take Five With...
- Samba de Novembro by Michael P. Gladstone
- Samba de Novembro by Dan McClenaghan
- Samba de Novembro by John Kelman
__Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist
Stone's playing combines the economy of Hall with some of the soul of Wes Montgomery, a little of Pat Metheny's lyricism and a deeper, darker-hued tone that brings to mind Pat Martino but with an approach that is more sparing. The result of this blend is an all-encompassing sound that is still fully cognizant of the value of the spaces between the notes ...
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundOver 30 years private and classroom teaching experience. Currently teach jazz guitar at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, City College and the Jazzmobile Saturday Workshop Program.
Also accepting private students at my Brooklyn studio. During the school year (from September-May) I'm mostly available on Thursdays & Sundays, mornings-early afternoons, but in the summer months I have more flexibility of hours. My basic rate is $75/hour and I offer discounted rates for blocks of four or more pre-paid lessons. ...