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Rolf Sturm

Guitarist Rolf Sturm has performed with and/or appeared on CDs with Tony Trischka, Roswell Rudd, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, Billy Martin, Bob Mintzer, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, Dave Douglas, Ike Willis, Eddy Arnold, Pat Boone (!?!), Giora Feidman, and members of the Grateful Dead. He is half of the “Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm Duo”. He is a member of “Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult”, the silent movie/live music band: “4FiveVI” and he co-leads the NYC trio “Tricycle”. Rolf is also a member of the “Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble” and the “Walter Thompson Orchestra”.

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“ FOUR STARS... 10 solo acoustic performances that resonate with verve. Sturm’s style encompasses elements of classical, American roots music and flamenco, and he mixes them so seamlessly and constantly that they become their own anagram... each piece is suffused with tremendous energy and movement.” - DownBeat February, 2011 by James Hale

“Sturm is a prodigious talent and is an unparalleled virtuoso of the nylon stringed guitar. “Balance” is highly recommended and should be required listening for all fans of contemporary music.” - Minor 7th Webzine Jan/Feb 2011 by James Scott

“Not since the likes of Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeda, Bola Sete, Eddie Duran, and Gene Bertoncini has the classic guitar made such a successful cross over into jazz..

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