Jack Broad was raised in a musical family in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University on a music scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor Of Music degree. Jack has been fortunate to have studied music with Charlie Banacos, Mike Longo, Ben Monder, and Brad Shepik and has attended masterclasses by John Abercrombie, Frank Gambale, Andy LaVerne, Kenny Garrett, Billy Hart and Tim Hagans. Jack recently moved to the New York City area and has performed at the Knitting Factory, Kavehaz, The Supper Club, Pianos, CBGB, Sin-E, and Blues Alley (Washington D.C.), has performed with Don Braden, Bruce Arnold, Eivind Opsvik, Jon Irabagon, Jason Smart, Peter Evans, Rene Marie, Tim Kuhl, Pete Brendler, Andrew Neff, Jim Orso, Christian Fabian, Jeff Davis, Josiah Wolf, Stacey Dillard, Jason Gillenwater, rock band Aerovox and members of Alicia Keys' band and has opened shows for George Benson, Dave Mason, Kirk Whalum, Ray Obeido, and Rachelle Ferrell, as well as touring throughout the U.S., Asia, and Canada. Jack teaches guitar privately and can be heard playing in many jazz groups around the NYC area. He also just released his first CD called “Current” in September of 2008. The material was written, programmed, recorded, mixed, and produced by Jack and is currently being played on jazz and fusion radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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The number of young jazz guitarists directly influenced by either Charlie Christian or Wes Montgomery is dwindling. Nowadays, the main guitar influences are Metheny, Scofield, Frisell, Abercrombie, and Rosenwinkel. Jack Broad describes the music on his Current CD as \guitar-oriented, electronic, modern jazz/fusion.\ The recording is self-produced, to say the least, with \all songs composed, programmed, performed, recorded and mixed by Jack Broad.\ He did not, however, do the mastering or take the photos. Despite that, this impressive debut will be much appreciated by lovers of contemporary jazz guitar, in all its many guises