One of the world’s greatest jazz guitarists, Pat Martino, will follow Scott Henderson as the next legendary player to headline a series of masterclasses hosted by the Guitar Institute in London in association with Guitar Getaways Awaydays.
After being involved in the early rock scene in Philadelphia alongside stars like Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and Bobby Darin, Pat Martino was recruited by bandleader Lloyd Price to play on-stage with musicians such as Slide Hampton and Red Holloway. He made a move to Harlem and was signed as a leader for Prestige Records when he was just twenty, leading to the creation of his classic albums ‘Strings!’, ‘Desperado’, ‘El Hombre’ and ‘Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)’, one of jazz’s first successful ventures into psychedelia.
One of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists, Pierre Bensusan, will follow Pat Martino AND Scott Henderson as the next legend to headline a series of masterclasses hosted by the Guitar Institute (part of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) in London, in association with Guitar Getaways Awaydays.
Pierre is a guitarist, singer and composer who constantly explores the depth of his own voice in a way that transcends his instrument. As a supremely talented fingerstyle player, his inventive approach has projected him into the music community with a reputation for producing both creatively and technically challenging compositions. A frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Pierre’s fusion of folk and jazz styling allows him to be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.