Giovan Guido Giovan Guido

Giovan Guido was born in Naples Italy on Feb. 17th 1969. He began playing guitar at the age of eight. In July 1991, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1992, he traveled to Los Angeles and while attending the Guitar Institute in Hollywood he formed a jazz-funk trio. In Los Angeles he met Wayne Henderson (Jr) who later introduced him to his internationally famous father, Wayne Henderson (Senior), leader of the Jazz Crusaders. Giovan went on to record with Wayne Henderson on his album “Sketches of Life” by Wayne Henderson and the Next Crusade. From June 1994 to November 1998, Giovan became a permanent band member of the Jazz Crusaders, touring with the band in Europe, USA, Japan and China. Some of the performances include, but are not limited to: North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Umbria Jazz, Pori Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival Montreux Jazz Festival, St. Lucie Jazz Festival, Parnu Jazz Festival, and the Brecon Jazz Festival. In 1998, Giovan Guido played lead guitar in the album “Break'n da Rulz” by the Jazz Crusaders. He has been featured in Live concerts alongside other well known jazz artists including Patty Austin, Ronnie Laws, Bobby Lyle, Jon Lucien, Bobby Caldwell, Alphonso Johnson, John Beasley, Angela Bofill, Tony St. James, Bill Steinway, Nate Philips, Rob Mullins, Wilton Felder, Linley Marthe, Mario Canonge, Francis Lassus.

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Giovanni Guido is an outstanding Jazz Guitarist, I have performed with him for approximately 5 years and can personally attest to his outstanding abilities as a Jazz Guitarist. Giovanni is an extraordinary talent .

Wayne Henderson

Founder of the Jazz Crusaders

Artist: Giovanni Guido Album title: Guitar Master Reviewed by: Michael Diamond Review title: Fretboard Virtuosity Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

Review Summary:

While finger-style guitar, which doesn’t use a pick, is certainly not uncommon in classical, folk, flamenco, and other musical genres, rarely if ever has anyone used this technique in jazz with such speed and dexterity as Giovanni

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Albums by Giovan Guido


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