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Rick Stone

Primary Instrument: Guitar

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....
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    Fractals

    Jazzand
    2012
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    Samba de Novembro

    Jazzand
    2004
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    Steppin' Back

    jazzand
    1994
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    Far East

    Jazzand
    1991
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    Blues for Nobody

    Jazzand
    1985
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”Guitarist Rick Stone's warm, swinging tone and impeccable taste in standards (Monk, Evans, Rodgers & Hart) as well as the consistently high quality of his own compositions make this quartet date a pure pleasure from start to finish . . . Recommended to all jazz collections.”

__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 ...

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationBrooklyn, NY

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. ...

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Main Guitars: Comins Classic 17" archtop (http://www.cominsguitars.com) D'Angelico Excell-SS (redesigned by Bill Comins, but out of production) Main Amps: Acoustic Image Clarus 2R head Polytone Minibrute II Comins 2-10" model (made by George Alessandro) Fender Deluxe Reverb (modified silver face model)
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