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Gene Bertoncini Trio in the New Yorker

9.14.17

A masterly guitarist on both classical and electric instruments, Bertoncini is among the most astute practitioners of less-is-more chamber jazz; interacting with just one or two other instrumentalists finds this veteran stylist distinctly in his element. He’s joined here by the violinist Sara Caswell and the bassist Josh Marcum. More information


Featured in the New Yorker Magazine

5.26.17

Bertoncini has been upholding the standard for elegant jazz guitar since the early sixties. Playing both classical and electric instruments, this musician’s musician keeps melody and chiselled harmony in full view, his sumptuous technique beholden to halcyon-era music-making. He’s joined by the fine vocalist Melissa Stylianou and the bassist Ike Sturm. More information


Featured in the New Yorker Magazine

3.09.17

March 9: The guitarist Gene Bertoncini is joined by the bassist Michael Moore, with whom he piloted a dazzling chamber-jazz duo in the eighties. The drummer Joe Corsello rounds out the trio. More information


Featured CD of Month: Arnaldo Desouteiro’s Blog

3.08.2013

This sublime & sophisticated CD combines the talents of four of today’s most well respected musicians recorded with audiophile recording techniques. The tonal combination of guitar and vibes paired with acoustic bass and traditional jazz drum set makes this recording a sonic delight. “Reunion” is comprised of classic standards and original compositions…Read Full Article Here


Gene Bertoncini in JazzTimes

7.03.2011

When Gene Bertoncini is reminded that some websites mistakenly refer to his seminal work with Carmen McRae—the guitarist vaguely recalls opening for the legendary singer early on—he can’t stifle a laugh. “Oh, I let that be,” he says, speaking from his home on Manhattan’s East Side. “It sounded so good.”

Yeah, right, like the soft-spoken, quick-witted virtuoso needs to pad his résumé. “The Segovia of Jazz Guitar,” as the late jazz critic and historian Gene Lees dubbed him, could get hoarse ticking off the highlights of his past half-century in music. At 74, Bertoncini belongs on the short list of guitarists who are equally unique and versatile…Read Full Article Here


Gene Bertoncini: Architecture of Guitar

4.07.2008

Whenever people write about Gene Bertoncini’s music, the same words tend to appear: elegant, graceful, versatile. Lyrical. Master. Virtuoso. Writer Gene Lees called him “the Segovia of jazz,” the perfect term for one who creates such poetry with the acoustic, nylon-stringed guitar. Still a busy performer, teacher, and clinician, Bertoncini has played in many styles and settings in his five-decade career…Read Full Article Here