FLASHBACK FRIDAY – WILKINS & BRUNO DUO

Flashback Friday here again!

A classic b&w of Benedetto Players Jack Wilkins (on Fratello) and Jimmy Bruno (on custom 7-String) performing at the Jazz Courtyard of the Classic American Guitar Show, Long Island, NY, May 1998.

Photo by Norman Wilson.

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EIGHT YEARS AND COUNTING

Eight years ago last week (May 28th, to be precise) Bob Benedetto and Howard Paul began our collaboration with Pat Martino with a road trip from Savannah to Philadelphia and a car full of various Benedetto models for Pat to try out. We narrowed it down to a Benny, and then spent a year or so fine tuning it into the now Pat Martino Model.

Two legendary names in jazz guitar!

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WAYNE WILKINSON LIVE!

Benedetto Artist/Educator Wayne Wilkinson performing live on Facebook yesterday on his Bambino Deluxe! Wayne has performed and toured across the country and internationally for over four decades! He is on faculty at the nationally accredited Colorado Springs Conservatory and an adjunct professor for Jazz Guitar at Colorado State University. Proud to have him as a member of our family!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RANDY NAPOLEON

Benedetto Artist Randy Napoleon celebrates his birthday today!

Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon tours with the legendary singer/pianist Freddy Cole and leads his own trios, quartet, and three-horn sextet. He is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he teaches jazz guitar.

Randy plays a Benedetto Bravo Deluxe.

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A TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE AND GRATITUDE

Memorial-Day-2016Happy Memorial Day 2017. Thankful for all who served, which includes our own Bob Benedetto and Howard Paul!

“All gave some, some gave all.”

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY

November 3, 1991, Arlington, Texas Guitar Show.

L to R: Jerry Strong, Hank Garland, Joe Sanders, and Bob Benedetto.

Photo by Cindy Benedetto.

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GET YOUR “BALANCE”

Benedetto player/educator Doug Neel  has new music out! “Balance” is available NOW!!!!

Check out his website to hear the tracks, and follow this link for download & purchasing information. And, stay tuned for availability of physical copies and more information on a CD Release Party at Dick’s Den in Columbus, OH on July 19th.

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2017 NAMM FLY-IN

Each spring, NAMM members gather in Washington, D.C. to serve as advocates for the right of every child to learn and grow with music by visiting with their elected reps on Capitol Hill.

Once again, Benedetto President Howard Paul joins them, receiving intensive training with policy experts to learn about the policies and priorities of the current administration.

Howard also conducted a Jazz Guitar workshop at a local high school, West Potomac High School (photographed here).

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THE REST OF THE STORY

As promised, here are all the shots of the walnut Pat Martino we gave you a sneak peek of last week. This beauty is making its way to Germany!

Photos by Stephanie Ward

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JOIN US LIVE AT 2PM EDT!

We’re going live at 2pm EDT!!! Benedetto Artist Barry Greene is dropping by today to pick up his Bravo we just completed repairing (good as new!), and of course, we can’t pass up the opportunity for a little jam session. Join us HERE!!!

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