The international Association of Jazz Record Collectors described guitarist Walt Bibinger's playing as ...rooted in the traditions of Tal Farlow, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery ,Johnny Smith, and Joe Pass, but with a sound and style all his own...
He began playing the guitar at age 4, performing professionally at age 12, and began his private teaching career at age 16.
Walt's primary musical influence and mentor was the late Grammy Award winning guitarist,Harry Leahey. He studied with Leahey from 1975 until the guitarist's passing in 1990.
Walt has performed up and down the East Coast in clubs, concerts,clinics,and festivals. These include: The New Jersey Performing Arts Center(NJPAC), The Bergen Performing Arts Center,the Pocono's legendaryDeer Head Inn, The Delaware Water Gap's Celebration of the Arts Festival(COTA), Bethlehem,PA's MusicFest, Peter's Valley Arts Festival, Scranton,PA's Jazz Festival,and the Iridium in NYC, as part of the Monday Night Les Paul Tribute Series.
Bibinger is a musical alchemist who snares his listeners in a skein of gold-
tinged music with it's own inner fire and passion.He plays with melodic
The Express Times
Bibinger improvises with refreshing spirit and a feel for the daring, which is
especially evident during the medley: Wally's Waltz/Stilil Waters.His playing
takes off from the theme in full demonstration of ambitious ,creative play.His
elegant touch produces music that flows along a natural course with an
occasional spurt into white waters,...a pleasing event!
Walt Bibinger's tasteful single-note lines,chord and octave work, maintain a
strong sense of melody and sensitivity that remind me of Wes Montgomery.
Jazz Guitar Online
Walt Bibinger brought a jazz vibe to the River Stage, playing complicated
riffs,creating a beat and a lead at the same time.Incredible!
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students