Al Di Meola is an acclaimed
jazz fusion and latin guitarist.
With a musical career that has
spanned more than three decades,
he has become respected as one of
the most influential guitarists
in jazz to date.
Larry Carlton is a smooth jazz,
jazz fusion, pop, and rock guitarist.
He has divided his recording time
between solo recordings and session
appearances with various well-known bands.
Larry is one of the most influential
jazz guitarists of all time.
John McLaughlin also known as
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a
guitarist, bandleader and composer.
His music includes jazz,indian classical music,
fusion,western classical music and flamenco.
In 2003 McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone
magazine list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
John is the one of the greatest and
one of the important musicians of our times.
Jeff Beck is a blues rock guitarist.
Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental,
with a focus on innovative sound and his releases
have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock,
heavy metal,jazz fusion and most recently
an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica.
He was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone's list of
the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
and the magazine has described him as
one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.
John Scofield is a jazz guitarist and composer,
who has played and collaborated
with many famous and well known jazz artists.
At ease in the bebop idiom,
Scofield is also well versed
in jazz fusion, funk,blues,
soul and other forms of modern music.
John is one of the most influential
guitarists in jazz fusion music.
Pat Metheny is a jazz guitarist and composer.
One of the most successful and critically
acclaimed jazz musicians.
His style incorporates elements of
progressive and contemporary jazz,
post-bop,latin jazz and jazz fusion.
Pat is one of the most innovative and
best jazz guitarists of all time.
Lee Ritenour is a jazz guitarist,
recording artist,composer and producer.
Ritenour is considered to be a pioneer
in the contemporary jazz genre of music.
He has appeared on over 3000 sessions,
recorded over 42 albums.
Ritenour has experimented with
different styles of music.
A true fusionist,he has often incorporated
elements of funk, pop, rock, blues,
world and classical music with jazz.
Carlos Santana is a fusion rock guitarist.
Santana became famous in the late 1960s and
early 1970s with his band, Santana,
which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion.
The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based
guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms
featuring percussion instruments such as timbales
and congas not generally heard in rock music.
Santana continued to work in these
forms over the following decades.
Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana
at number 15 on their list of the
100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Robben Ford is one of the premier
electric guitarists today,
particularly known for his blues playing
as well as his ability to be comfortable
in a variety of musical contexts such as jazz.
He has played with various well-known artists.
Allan Holdsworth is a guitarist and composer.
He has released twelve studio albums as
a solo artist and played many different
styles of music over a period of four decades,
but first drew attention for his work in jazz fusion.
A player noted for his advanced knowledge of the
fretboard and innovative playing.
Frank Gambale is a jazz fusion guitarist.
Gambale is the undisputed genius who
originated the sweep picking technique
and elevated it to a precise art form
now standard in the guitar lexicon.
A gifted composer, brilliant innovator and author
of numerous instructional books and DVDs.
Frank works and collaborates with the most
influential jazz musicians of today.
Mike Stern is a jazz fusion guitarist.
He was hailed as the Best Jazz Guitarist
of 1993 by Guitar Player, and in 2009 was
listed on Down Beat's list of 75 best jazz guitar players.
Mike Stern has established himself as one
of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion
guitarists and composers of his generation.
Scott Henderson is a jazz fusion
guitarist best known for his
work with the band Tribal Tech.
Henderson developed the technique
of fusion guitar solos mixed with
funky rhythm between solo sequences.
He is respected guitarist between
the modern guitar virtuosos.
Henderson has more recently
moved back to his blues roots.
Bill Frisell is a guitarist and composer.
Bill is one of the leading guitarists in
jazz fusion since the late '80s.
Frisell's eclectic music touches on
progressive folk, classical music,
country music, noise and more.
He is known for using an array of
effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.
Larry Coryell is a jazz fusion guitarist.
As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock
perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some.
Larry Coryell deserves a special
place in the history books.
He brought what amounted to a nearly
alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar
playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged,
cutting tone, phrasing and note-bending
that owed as much to blues, rock
and even country as it did to earlier,
smoother bop influences.
Fridrik Karlsson is a jazz-funk
fusion guitarist and musician.
Also known as the guitarist of
the super jazz funk group Mezzoforte.
Fridrik is currently engaged
on various projects including
guitar work on the movies.
His TV work includes accompanying
world famous singers and artists.
Musician past few years playing
and composing spiritual new age music.
Greg Howe is a fusion guitarist and muisician.
Greg music style balances between
jazz fusion and funky music
to modern heavy guitar shredding.
Howe has continuously made himself
available as a session musician for
many of the world's biggest pop stars.
Greg is respected among the new modern guitarists.
Tony MacAlpine is a heavy guitarist.
He is best known as an instrumental
solo guitarist,although he has worked
with many different bands and musicians
in the form of guest collaborations.
MacAlpine influenced and contributed much to
the neo-classical metal genre of the late-1980s,
becoming known for his instrumental rock-based
style of playing that incorporated highly
advanced shred techniques and,in later albums,
elements of jazz fusion, as well.
Guthrie Govan is one of the upcoming
fusion guitarist and musician.
Govan comes from the school
of modern heavy guitar shredders.
He is respected between guitar solo shredders.
Govan is guitar virtuoso with theoretical knowledge,
down-to-earth feel, sophisticated harmonic vocabulary.
Govan blends in fusion elements of
hard rock,progressive rock and jazz.
Mario Tomic is one of the upcoming
jazz fusion guitarist and musician.
Musicians builds a sound on old
school of jazz rock music and
modern contemporary jazz music.
Mario also blends jazz elements
with other musical styles, such as
progressive rock,new age and ambient music.
He is appreciated by listeners
and music supervisors.
Alex Machacek is one of the upcoming
heavy jazz fusion guitarist,best known for
his innovative style and the ease with
which he shifts from legato to staccato
guitar playing technique.
Machacek's early influences were
heavy metal in the mid-1980s, he was
exposed to jazz and quickly got hooked.
Alex Hutchings is one of the upcoming
fusion guitar players anad musicians.
Alex mixes in his musical style different
elements of various musical genres
such as jazz, funk and blues.
He has composed music for various
television/radio programmes and short films.
Alex’s focus in the coming years
is to continue growing and developing.