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Guitarist Joshua Breakstone at Dick’s Den Wednesday

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by Mark Subel on September 17, 2012

This just in, NYC guitarist Joshua Breakstone will perform this Wednesday with Roger Hines on bass and Aaron Scott on drums. The trio will perform at Dick’s Den starting at 9:30pm. A fine bop-based guitarist, Joshua Breakstone discovered jazz when he was 14. He studied for several years with Sal Salvador, yet at the time was gigging regularly with a rock group. He attended Berklee, and in 1977, toured Canada with the reed player Glen Hall, making his recording debut on Hall’s Sonora release. During and after teaching guitar at the Rhode Island Conservatory of Music (1979-1981), Breakstone worked in New York with Warne Marsh, Emily Remler, Dave Schnitter, and Vic Juris. (via allmusic)

  • “Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone’s jazz guitar,” wrote Paul Weidman in The Sante Fe New Mexican.
  • “His flowing lines on up-tempo cookers are impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse,” has raved Guitar Player magazine.
  • Japan’s Jazz Hihyo (aka Jazz Critique) recognizes that “The style in which Joshua develops his fluid single-note solos used to be thought of as the Grant Green school, but now this man leads the school.”
  • Downbeat also has written that “There is no shortage of young, knock-out jazz guitarists about us these days. And Joshua Breakstone is among the best of them.”
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