The world of jazz guitar has long been filled with some of the most storied names in jazz history. Artists such as Charlie Christian
, Johnny Smith
, Wes Montgomery
, Pat Metheny
and John Scofield
have all become recognized as some of jazz's greatest innovators and most prolific performers.
In a day and age when it seems that jazz, and jazz guitar, has been through just about every transition, amalgamation and innovation possible, there are still new voices emerging to take the music forward into unexplored and exciting territory. One of the guitarists that is leading this charge is New York-based picker Jonathan Kreisberg. With a strong foundation in the jazz tradition, and a personal vision of the genre's future, Kreisberg is winning over crowds and critics alike with his albums and concerts held around the world.
AAJ Contributor Matthew Warnock spoke with Kreisberg about his background, moving from progressive rock to jazz and, for guitar-heads, a little tech-talk.
Be sure to check out Jonathan Kreisberg Unearthed at AAJ today!