MARTINO, BENEDETTO & ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz icon Pat Martino with his newest ‘Pat Martino’ Signature Benedetto BENNY at the renowned Jazz Showcase in Chicago recently.

“I hope you enjoy the presence of my new sweetheart, one of the most striking instruments I’ve ever had!”  Best wishes, Pat

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FLASHBACK TO BENEDETTO PLAYERS CONCERT ’98

A dozen years ago already but our New York Jazz Guitar Concerts live on…  🙂

(front row): Jack Wilkins, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Frank Vignola (on Jimmy’s lap!) and Adrian Ingram.(Back row): Gerry Beaudoin, Ed & Phyllis Benson, Publishers of JJG Magazine, Andy MacKenzie, Cindy (me!) & Bob Benedetto, Randall Kremer, Smithsonian Institution, who hosted the series.

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WHEN HE’S 64

Which is today! Happy Birthday & Buon Compleanno, Bob!  🙂   After 42 years, Bob still genuinely loves his wood! (shown selecting neck stock for Flagship guitars)

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BOUND AND DETERMINED…

…to be one great jazz guitar!

BRAVO headstock being bound by Evan Ellis

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VIVA JAZZ GTRS @ ARLINGTON

Clint Strong plays with the Melani Skybell Trio at the 2010 Arlington, Texas guitar show on Saturday, October 16, 2010.  Sponsored by Van Hoose Vintage Instruments, Clint plays a new BAMBINO. Per Tom: The Trio was very well received, and they are the first jazz group to play at the Arlington show.  Viva los jazz guitarres!

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TRUSS FUSS :-)

Master Luthier/ BG Production Manager Evan Ellis carefully installs a truss rod in a BAMBINO neck. {the same care we put into every Benedetto!}

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BG’S JAZZY CEO HOWARD PAUL’S ITINERARY

Oct 21 (Thursday)

Merion Inn, Cape May, NJ. 
George Mesterhazy Trio w/Bob Shomo (drums), Tim Lekan
First set begins around 8PM
106 Decatur St
Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
(609) 884-8363
Oct 22 (Friday)
The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music  (Archtop Guitar Clinic)
55 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
Non students welcome to attend but must contact Amir or Howard by 10/20 to be added to list.
 
Oct 23 (Saturday)
Somers Point Jazz Society Concert – Bucky Pizzarelli & Howard Paul
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro (located 5 minutes from exit 30,GS Parkway South)
908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ 08244
609-927-2759
http://www.sandipointe.com
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INDY’s SENTIMENTAL MOOD

INDIANAPOLIS
GUITAR
SUMMIT
Benedetto Guitar Night at THE JAZZ KITCHEN –  the quintessential jazz supper club in Indianapolis.
Sat., Oct. 9, 2010  8 & 10 p.m.

Top: Guitarist Frank Steans with custom Blue Bravo Deluxe.  

Promo for the Gig: Say it with me, Oprah-style: Everybody gets a guitar! Well, no, just the performers, and just for the night. But Howard Paul, internationally-acclaimed guitarist and CEO of Benedetto Guitars is going to kill two birds with one string Saturday night — playing a gig and publicizing his brand by bringing along a heap of Benedettos for his collabs to play. The other guitarists on the bill are Bill Lancton (official Guitar Summit coordinator), Frank Steans, Sandy Williams, with Scott Pazera on bass and Greg Artry on drums.
 
Special thanks to Dr. “Jazzy” Jack Harris for his participation and loaning the Benedetto Guitars from his collection! (shown below in front of the Jazz Kitchen)
 
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SWINGTIME

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BRAVOS @ BROSELLO!

2010 Brosella Guitar Show, Belgium
I was really pleased with the attention Benedetto guitars got on the trade show. It was magic! People who passed by and saw the guitars were attracted and wanted to know more. There was always a burst of emotion when they saw the instruments: perfect looking and attractive archtops. After that, when they heard the sound, they were even more emotions and acknowledgements: this is THE jazz guitar!

Pascal Dognaux, owner, Exxbox Guitars, Belgium (shown in top photo with honey blonde Bravo Deluxe). Bottom photo: a visitor to the Exxbox booth tried out the AntiqueBurst Bravo.

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