Exploring virtually every aspect of the guitar’s personality, the New York Guitar Festival, since 1999, has presented many of the world’s most influential guitarists at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 92nd Street Y, Brookfield Place Winter Garden and other iconic venues, large and small. From multi Grammy-winners to emerging artists, NYGF performers have included masters of the classical repertoire (Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening, Ana Vidović, Nigel North) as well as blues & jazz (Taj Mahal, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bill Frisell, Sonny Landreth), pop & indie rock (Vernon Reid, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver, Andy Summers, Thurston Moore), and folk & Americana (Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Cindy Cashdollar, Leo Kottke) as well as sounds of Central & South America (Badi Assad, Yamandu Costa, Vinicius Cantuária) and genre-defying innovators (Kaki King, David Torn, Daniel Lanois, Bryce Dessner).

The New York Guitar Festival: music from across the centuries. . . and music yet to be.

Tim Brookes’s 100 Great Guitarists Who Weren’t on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time List.  read on
Tim Brookes’s 100 Great Guitarists Who Weren’t on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time List
A Conversation with Grammy Award-winning lutenist and Baroque guitarist Paul O’dette.  read on
A Conversation with lutenist Paul O’dette
NYGF commissioned Justin Vernon + Chris Rosenau to create scores for two Charlie Chaplin classics.  read on
Chris Rosenau’s thoughts on scoring Charlie Chaplin’s “One A.M.” and “Easy Street”
A Conversation with Maestro Pepe Romero and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet founder William Kanengiser.  read on
A poignant return to Bach: Pepe Romero interviewed by William Kanengiser