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Guitar Masters Festival Presents World’s Leading Jazz Guitarists

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The Guitar Masters Festival represents a harmonious convergence of extraordinary guitar talent, inviting musicians and fans alike to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of guitar music. This year's lineup is a testament to the profound impact of this instrument on the musical landscape.
—Charles Carlini
The 2024 Guitar Masters Festival is proud to present many of the world’s most acclaimed jazz guitarists during a series of must-see performances from April 26-29, 2024. The guitar lineups at these shows represent a who’s who of jazz’s most innovative and influential six-string masters.

The festivities kick off on Friday, April 26th at the historic Klavierhaus venue, hosting an incredible 7 guitarist lineup across three sets. At 6 pm, Israeli guitar virtuoso Ohad Niceberg takes the stage with his trio. Then at 7 pm and 8:30 pm, New York stalwarts Joel Harrison, Max Light, Steve Cardenas, Brad Shepik, Grant Gordy, and Pete McCann perform.

On Sunday, April 28th at 8 pm, don’t miss Gilad Hekselman’s trio taking over the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium at the NYC Baha’i Center (53 East 11th Street). Hekselman’s innovative approach to the guitar has made him one of the most influential voices of his generation.



The Guitar Masters Festival concludes on Monday, April 29th with a jaw-dropping quadruple-bill at Zinc Bar. At 7 pm, Italian jazz phenom Pasquale Grassokicks things off, followed by bebop legend Rodney Jones at 8:15 pm. Rounding out the evening are highly-acclaimed guitarists Ed Cherry at 9:30 pm and Yotam Silberstein closing out the festival.

Charles Carlini, the festival's organizer, shares his excitement: “The Guitar Masters Festival represents a harmonious convergence of extraordinary guitar talent, inviting musicians and fans alike to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of guitar music. This year's lineup is a testament to the profound impact of this instrument on the musical landscape."

With such an astonishing assemblage of talent, the 2024 Guitar Masters Festival is sure to be a gigantic highlight for jazz fans. Tickets are available now at guitarmastersfestival.com. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the jazz guitar!

About Guitar Masters Festival

The Guitar Masters Festival, founded by Charles Carlini, annually celebrates and elevates the art of guitar playing, uniting enthusiasts from diverse musical backgrounds. Taking place from April 26 to 29 in iconic New York City venues, this harmonious convergence of extraordinary guitar talent invites musicians and fans alike to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of guitar music, recognizing the profound impact of this instrument on the musical landscape.

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