Tom Guarna, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Allan Medford, drums
Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, bandleader and arranger Tom Guarna creates plush compositions with memorable melodies by combining modern jazz with a touch of modern classical influence. His natural ability to play and compose with phrasing reminiscent of his idols, paired with a relentless drive to refine and invent a unique guitar style has made him a,desired commodity in the music industry, performing and recording with such artist as Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Mulgrew Miller, George Cables, Aaron Goldberg, Mark Turner, Randy Brecker. His work with pianist Manuel Valera earned him a Grammy Nomination in 2012. Guarna will be recording a new CD in May of 2016. The group features bassist John Patitucci, drummer Brian Blade and pianist Jon Cowherd.
“An unequivocally modern record that focuses on both his compositional acumen and a broader textural palette . . . it's about time that the secret already known amongst musicians finally becomes public knowledge.”– John Kelman, All About Jazz.com