“one of the finest straight-ahead jazz guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene.” —Robert Silverstein, MWE3.com “...This is no-nonsense jazz with a classic dark tone and killer chops. —Dave Walker, davewalkermusic.com From his fresh interpretations of jazz standards, to his lyrically evocative originals, Brooklyn-based guitarist Rick Stone is an artist with a clear musical vision. His fluid, full-bodied sound pays homage to the great jazz masters of the past while maintaining a personal style with a contemporary edge. Rick is a respected teacher at Jazzmobile and Hofstra University and has recently launched the educational website jazzguitarlessons.com
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May 01, 2012
Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door (NYC), Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door (NYC) on February 25th
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December 04, 2010
Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door, 12/11/2010
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November 02, 2009
Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door, Saturday, November 14, 2009
August 13, 2009
Jazz Musician of the Day: Rick Stone
Guitarist Rick Stone's warm, swinging tone and
impeccable taste in standards (Monk, Evans, Rodgers &
Hart) as well as the consistently high quality of his own
compositions make this quartet date a pure pleasure from
start to finish . . . Recommended to all jazz
__Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist
Stone's playing combines the economy of Hall with some
of the soul of Wes Montgomery, a little of Pat Metheny's
lyricism and a deeper, darker-hued tone that brings to
mind Pat Martino but with an approach that is more
sparing. The result of this blend is an all-encompassing
sound that is still fully cognizant of the value of the
spaces between the notes
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Over 30 years private and classroom teaching experience. Currently teach jazz guitar at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, City College and the Jazzmobile Saturday Workshop Program.
Also accepting private students at my Brooklyn studio. During the school year (from September-May) I'm mostly available on Thursdays & Sundays, mornings-early afternoons, but in the summer months I have more flexibility of hours. My basic rate is $75/hour and I offer discounted rates for blocks of four or more pre-paid lessons.