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Jazz Guitarist Jack Wilkins performs at Canio’s Books
July 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
On Saturday, July 12 at 5 p.m. renowned jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins will perform in concert at Canio’s Books.
Jack Wilkins has been on the international jazz scene since the early 1970’s. His flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach have inspired collaborations with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, and Buddy Rich among many others.
A native of Brooklyn, Jack began playing guitar at age thirteen. His mentors included Johnny Smith, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, JoePass, Bill Evans, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard.
“Windows”, his first album as a leader (Mainstream, 1973,) also available in transcription published by Hal Leonard Publications has been critically acclaimed as a dazzling, seminal guitar trio work.
In recent years, Jack has played many international festivals with jazz greats Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, The Mingus Epitaph, 5 Guitars play Mingus, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Johnny Griffin and others.