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Dennis Winge

Dennis Winge is a jazz and freelance guitarist and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. He has 6 instrumental albums as of 2021: What are the Odds? (2021), Fly on the Wall (2020), One Small Step (2019), Come Out and Play (2018), “Just the One of Us” (2017), and “May Your Holidays Be Filled with Love” (2011). His 6th album “What Are the Odds” is due out in Spring 2021. Dennis also runs a guitar school called Guitar Lessons Ithaca.


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Excerpts from Reviews of “What Are The Odds?” (2021)

Contemporary Fusion Reviews: most interesting combination of rhythm & down-home funky playing…tight trio…straight-ahead solos and pure raw energy…impressive variety of styles…MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Jazz Historian Scott Yanow: Dennis Winge’s… playing…[is] filled with creative jazz and displays his versatility along with plenty of surprises yet has a strong unity. Winge has an original sound on his guitar… [On the album] there is a lot of variety, and the musicians are quite skilled at playing in unusual time signatures

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Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Dennis runs Guitar Lessons Ithaca. Go to for more information.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Dennis runs the Summer Improvisation Blast! every year at Foundation of Light in Ithaca, as well as composition and music theory workshops throughout the year.



What are the Odds?

Dennis Winge


Fly on the Wall

Dennis Winge


One Small Step

Dennis Winge


Come Out & Play

Dennis Winge


Just the One of Us

Dennis Winge


Snowfall Romance

From: What are the Odds?
By Dennis Winge

Third Teen

From: What are the Odds?
By Dennis Winge


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