Pat Martino


Pat Martino is an iconic figure in modern jazz and has influenced countless guitarists in all genres of music. From his early days of professional performance beginning in 1961, Pat has shared the stage with every major jazz figure of our time and has recorded on every major record label including: Blue Note, Vanguard, Warner Brothers and Columbia. His life is a study in discipline and passion, and has been the subject of books, articles, documentaries, and films. His love of music is equalled by his devotion to furthering the understanding of guitar. He is a longtime faculty member at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and travels the world as a clinician and private teacher.

Pat plays a “Pat Martino signature” Benedetto model. Pat’s wife ‘Aya frequently accompanies Pat, originally with her Bambino Deluxe model, but currently with a “Pat Martino signature” Benedetto, too.

Martino’s cool tone spins off vicious lines of head-spinning dexterity.” - JAZZIZ
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NEW! Sept 2013 interview with Pat in Japan’s beautiful publication JAZZ GUITAR BOOK Vol. 35

July 21, 2011 interview with Pat at the Jazz Standard, NYC.

Pat video at the Cotton Club Japan 2014

Pat Martino feature in JAZZ GUiITAR BOOK Vol 35 Sept 2013 page one

Pat Martino with Benedetto Signature PM model Akira Suwa Photo for Philadelphia Inquirer Gallery606 Club at Lots Road London 25th Anniv Celebration with Pat Martino and Jack Wilkins May 2013Pat Martino feature in Japan's Jazz Guitar Book Vol 35 Sept 2013 Jazz-St-Louis-webSavannah Jazz Festival 2011 backstage STermotto PMartino BBenedetto DMinerPat Martino at Birdland NYC April 15-19 2014 Cotton Club Japan logoBlue Note Japan logoBlue Note nyc logoPat Martino on signature Benedetto Blue Note Japan March 2014 - galleryBlue Note Tokyo signagePat Martino at Joe Diorio's 75th bday 2011 NYC  Carlini Group