Festival

About the festival

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, Brookfield Place Winter Garden, and 92nd Street Y, and . From multiple Grammy-winners to emerging artists, Festival 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). In addition to producing eclectic, multi-genre concerts and radio broadcasts, commissioning new works, and supporting innovative collaborations among outstanding artists, its Guitar Harvest series of recordings supports innovative outreach programs in our public schools.

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

PERFORMERS SINCE 1999

Ben Allison   Joseph Arthur   Badi Assad   The Assad Duo   Jeff Ballard   Pierre Bensusan   Will Bernard   Victor Biglione   Rory Block   Oren Bloedow   Roy Book Binder   Kevin Breit   Anouar Brahem Trio   Brazil Guitar Duo   Brazilian Guitar Quartet   Matt Brewer   David Bromberg   Bob Brozman   Jorge Cabellero   Califone   Jim Campilongo   Campbell Brothers   Larry Campbell   California Guitar Trio   Laura Cantrell   Vinicius Cantuaria   Steve Cardenas   Cindy Cashdollar   Knox Chandler   Jen Chapin Trio   Chocolate Genius Inc.   Keba Cissoko   Gerald Cleaver   Nels Cline   Scott Colley   Larry Coryell   Yamandu Costa   William Coulter   Marshall Crenshaw  David Cullen   Colin Davin   Alex de Grassi   Bryce Dessner   Mamadou Diabate   Abdoulaye Diabate   Jon Diaz   Luther Dickinson   Russell Donnellon   Trevor Dunn   Duo Siquieria/Lima   Roland Dyens   Mark Eitzel   Chris Eldridge   Liberty Ellman   Banning Eyre   The Ferdinandos   Howard Fishman   Eliot Fisk   Pino Forastiere   Dominic Frasca   Bill Frisell   Fred Frith   Kevin Gallagher   Jacob Garchik   Buke & Gase   Ed Gerhard   Ralph Gibson   Mick Goodrick   Mike Gordon   Goran Ivanovic + Fareed Haque Duo   Stephen Griesgraber   Mary Halvorsen   John Hammond   Knut Hamre   The Harlem Quartet   Emmlyou Harris   Jesse Harris & Joel Harrison   Alvin Youngblood Hart   Ernie Hawkins   Gilad Hekselman   Levon Helm   Megan Hickey   Jolie Holland   James Hurt   Jason Isbell   Itsnotyouitsme   Vijay Iyer   Stevie Jackson   Daniel James   Richard Julian   Vic Juris   Henry Kaiser   Bill Kanengiser   Dale Kavanagh   Jorma Kaukonen   Lenny Kaye   Steve Kimock   Kevn Kinney   Kaki King   King Wilkie   Dennis Koster   Leo Kottke   Sergio Krakowski   Andre LaFosse   Julian Lage   Sonny Landreth   Daniel Lanois   Patty Larkin   Jim Lauderdale   Ismail Lawal   Greg Leisz   Lionheart   Little Toby Walker   Romero Lubambo   Gary Lucas   Virginia Luque   Russell Malone   Michael Manring   Harry Manx   Martha Masters   Ronn McFarlane   Bill McHenry   Ben Monder   Thurston Moore   Bill Morrissey   Wolfgang Muthspiel   My Brightest Diamond   The National   Ollabelle   Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo   New World Guitar Trio   Michael Nicolella   Jimmy Norman   Nigel North   Noveller   Paul O’Dette   Miles Okazaki   Christopher Parkening   Jeff Parker   The Persuasions   Ben Perowsky   Kelly Joe Phelps   Bucky Pizzarelli   Chris Potter   Lee Ranaldo   Toshi Reagon   Redhooker   Vernon Reid   John Renbourn   Tony Rice   Marc Ribot   Gyan Riley   Terry Riley   Adam Rogers   Pepe Romero   Brandon Ross   Peter Rowan   Pietro Russino   Jacob Sacks   Sap Dream Electric Guitar Quartet   Julia Sarr & Patrice LaRose   Mike Seeger   Emanuele Segre   Sex Mob   Connie Sheu   Anupam Shobhakar   Simon Shaheen   Elliott Sharp   Michelle Shocked   Brad Shepik   Connie Shue   Bill Sims Jr.   Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder   GE Smith   Hopkinson Smith   Tyshawn Sorey   Tim Sparks   Bruce Springsteen   David Starobin   Leni Stern   Mark Stewart   Marty Stuart   Andy Summers   Taj Mahal   Stomu Takeishi   Otis Taylor   Teddy Thompson   Steve Tibbetts   Tin Hat Trio   David Torn   Artie Traum   Tony Trischka   Dave Tronzo   Toubab Krewe   Turtle Island String Quartet   Twi The Humble Feather   Benjamin Verdery   Ana Vidovic   Jason Vieaux   Frank Vignola   Martha Wainwright   Keller Williams   George Winston   Jim Woodring   Min Xiao-Fen   Yale Guitar Orchestra   Dan Zanes   Fabio Zanon   Zubot + Dawson 




THANK YOU to our sponsors

Over the years, these organizations have played a critical role in our success:

Apple

J. D'Addario & Company

The John & Joan D'Addario Foundation

The Augustine Foundation

WNYC - New York Public Radio

ArtsBrookfield

Brooklyn Brewery

As well as: WFUV, 90.5 The Night, Guitar.com, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Guitar Player, Relix, Flavorpill, JamBase, Guitar Center, Avalon Guitars, Marshall, Korg, Vox.

 

Our sister festivals

ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 

The Adelaide International Guitar Festival