Since December 2019, Dr. PATRICK WOLLNY has become the owner and curator of the Benedetto Guitars Archives Collection. (see dropdown in menu under “More Benedetto History.) It was Bob’s and my great fortune to connect with Patrick. What started as a few email exchanges about Bob’s “Body and Soul” biographical DVD by Bill Doyle in […]
Bob Benedetto’s 1996 masterpiece archtop guitar, “La Cremona Azzurra”, the Blue Cremona, is one of the most beautiful and marvellous pieces of art I have ever seen. Granted, as the curator of the “Benedetto Guitars Archives Collection”, tasked with preserving the Benedetto ́s legacy, I might be biased. Every instrument in the Blue Guitars Collection, […]
With a career spanning over 50 years, Howard Alden has played with the best of the best. Click here to watch the incredible interview with Bob Bakert and Howard Alden on Jazz Guitar Today’s website. With the warmth and skill of a great interviewer, Bob Bakert has Howard share the highlights and insights on his […]
Two new features on jazz guitar great & Benedetto Player Wayne Wilkinson! Click here to read feature on Wayne Wilkinson in the Colorado Springs Gazette Wayne Wilkinson is also highlighted on the KSQD radio show March 18, 2021, 7 pm. Click on March 18, 2021 and then the 7 pm time slot for “Jazz […]
CLICK HERE to read the beautiful tribute to Bucky Pizzarelli by Bob Bakert in Jazz Guitar Today with photo gallery assembled by JGT’s Joe Perry. Click here for a photo Gallery on the Pizzarelli’s over the years
Howard Alden is the consummate jazz guitarist. It’s been an honor to have him play Benedetto Guitars for 28 years. Click here to view a video from Howard at the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Jazz Guitar Program in Chicago, where he talks Benedetto with one of his custom 7-Strings. About Howard Alden Howard […]
Highlighting one image of Bucky Pizzarelli‘s amazing career (he’s still playing well into his 90s!) isn’t easy but here is a favorite of ours taken on the set of The Today Show in NYC, 1978. Bucky performs with venerable bassist Slam Stewart.
A JVC Tribute to Legendary Barney Kessel June 25, 1997, Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse, New York City, Produced by Charles Carlini for the JVC Festival back row: Peter Leitch, John Pizzarelli, Ray Gogarty, Frank Vignola, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, Howard Alden, John Abercrombie, and Jimmy Bruno 2nd row: Gene Bertoncini, Billy Bauer, […]
ANIMA E CORPO (Body and Soul) custom 7-String commissioned by Bill Doyle in 1995 incorporated signatures of 80 great jazz guitarists including Tony Mottola, Johnny Smith, Les Paul, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino and 74 more! Serial #47202
Archival Heaven!! Video trailer for Benedetto: Body & Soul, the incredible documentary DVD done by Bill Doyle back in 2004. Click here to order the full 4 hour DVD direct from Mel Bay. It’s even more special all these years later!