Billboard Magazine calls Jim Campilongo, an American treasure, an accolade this guitarist's artistry and influential career has richly earned him.
With seven albums of original material and guest appearances on dozens of recordings; from the Bammie-winner's contribution on Cake's million-selling Prolonging the Magic to (most recently) doing lead guitar duties with Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and The Little Willies, his band with Norah Jones, He's also had repeat appearances on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and been interviewed on many major radio shows. Campilongo is also a published guitar teacher and contributing editor for Guitar Player Magazine. Campilongo's virtuosity and originality has inspired a generation of guitar players. His songwriting uses a palette of the best in Blues, Country, Jazz and Rock with a sensitivity and wit that has also earned him the broad fan base most instrumental guitarist never enjoy.
JIM CAMPILONGO IN TOP 50 ESSENTIAL NYC SECRETS IN THIS WEEKS TIME OUT...
...New York has no shortage of guitar heroes but few cover as many bases as Jim Campilongo... ...reveals a range that extends from seductive country-swing to atmospheric jazz and well beyond...
BILLBOARD MAR 2007
...an overall killer course on How To Play Your Instrument Putting All Others To Shame. The man can jam. His instrumental compositions are practically lyrical, mixing blues with jazz with country. A real treasure...
DOWNBEAT DEC 2006
...HEAVEN IS CREEPY 4 STARS OUT OF A POSSIBLE 4 STARS...
VILLAGE VOICE NYC OCT 2006
...Campilongo takes his (as Jim Macnie so accurately coined) Twangadelica stepwise into gorgeousness...
Willing to teach
Take the "L" train to the Grand St stop. I'm 50 yards from the stop
I'm happy to supply a quality electric guitar for you to play at the lesson *no problem AT ALL*
Please bring a blank cassette for my recorder, SanDisk for my recorder (see attachment below for example) or recording device of your own for taping the lesson.
**Recording the lesson will help you out greatly**
Lessons are $85.00 for one hour of private instruction