Garrison Fewell  Oct 2014 Melody McClarum photo credit

Benedetto was very sad to learn that guitarist, professor, and author Garrison Fewell recently passed. Garrison was a brilliant educator at the Berklee College of Music, teaching generations of some of the finest guitarists to emerge from Boston. He was a prolific player who traveled around the world performing and teaching in workshops and clinics. An author, a recording artist, a Benedetto artist, and most close to our hearts, our friend. All of us at Benedetto will miss him terribly.

Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 1.15.33 PMIn another loss to the jazz guitar world, we recently learned of the passing of Robert Yelin in Boca Raton, FL. Bob was once a thriving professional player and recording artist, arranger and instructors. He published a series of books on jazz guitar technique, and wrote for many top industry publications including Guitar Player and Just Jazz Guitar. Bob was also an significant patron to a number of leading archtop luthiers, and owned an important collection of hand-made jazz guitars.

Benedetto sends our heartfelt condolences to both Garrison and Bob’s families.

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