rammy-nominated guitarist/composer Amanda Monaco has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Jazz Standard and Flushing Town Hall, and with artists such as Milt Hinton, Steve Wilson, Rufus Reid, and the Mingus Orchestra. She has released five albums to date and her current jazz projects include her eclectic quartet Deathblow, rambunctious organ quartet Girly Day and chamber jazz trio Mo-Fi-Co. Her New Music ensemble The Pirkei Avot Project performs her original music with lyrics from selected verses (from a collection of rabbinical teachings with the same name) compiled in the third century C.E.
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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
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Willing to teach
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.