Howard Alden

Howard Alden Jazz at Lincoln Center 2013 with George Wein and Anat CohenHoward Alden is a deft 7-string virtuoso with an encyclopedic knowledge of tunes, sophisticated phrasing, and subtle finesse on the guitar. As both a soloist and accompanist, he has worked with greats from Red Norvo, Joe Williams and Woody Herman to Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Jack Wilkins and George Van Eps.


VanEps_HA_studio1992_Denisa Hanna photojpgInspired by guitarists Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and George Van Eps (the later whom he was to record several landmark albums with for Concord Jazz Records) his credits include Bucky Pizzarelli, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, and Dizzy Gillespie. Howard can be heard on the soundtrack to the 1999 Woody Allen movie “Sweet and Low Down” (he also taught actor Sean Penn how to play guitar for the film) as well as many recordings.

“…utter assurance…crystalline sound, each note articulate and complete. His solos are succinct, orderly and swinging.” –THE NEW YORKER

Howard Alden has performed at the Miner Benedetto Wine Release Concerts in Napa Valley since 2005.

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Howard’s Flickr Stream

Sept 2013 video of Jack with Howard Alden and bassist Jon Burr at Puffin Cultural Center Teaneck NJ

May 11, 2014 HOWARD ALDEN (guitar) performing at the 21st North Wales International Jazz Guitar Weekend. Recorded at the Catrin Finch Center, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham.

Howard Alden on Piano Jazz

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