Schedule / Past Festivals

Goran Ivanovic + Fareed Haque

It’s true that Goran Ivanovic was born of a Serbian father and a Bosnian Croat mother...and that Fareed Haque was born of a Pakistani father and a Chilean mother...but that’s just the beginning of their musical lineage. Ivanovic studied at Salzburg’s Mozarteum with Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.

Ralph Gibson

Internationally celebrated photographer Ralph Gibson presents his work-in-progress; Ich Bin die Nacht --music for lens and guitar, featuring Gibson performing his own electric guitar compositions to accompany moving and still imagery from Berlin at night.

Classical guitarist and composer Benjamin Verdery and steel-string guitarist William Coulter have found a unique and energizing musical partnership. They first met in 1984, and have gone on to tour and make recordings since 1990.

Larry Coryell (guitar), George Brooks (saxophones), Ronu Majumdar (Indian flute), Vijay Ghate (tabla)

Beginning in 1966 with his head-turning recording debut on Chico Hamilton’s album The Dealer, guitarist Larry Coryell became a true pioneer of jazz-rock guitar.

Jorma Kaukonen, Laura Cantrell, Jen Chapin, Taylor Barton & G.E. Smith, Teresa Williams & Larry Campbell, and others.

American icon and songwriting giant Loretta Lynn has entered the very heart of what country music describes: hard times made good through sharing music. Her career has been an autobiographical journey of what is truly one of the toughest spirits at work in music.

Wolfgang Muthspiel – guitar, Mick Goodrick – guitar

On the second night of his New York Guitar Festival residency, Wolfgang Muthspiel offers a rare combination of accessibility and sophistication, melodicism and dazzling technique. His six-string “guru,” Mick Goodrick, one of the nation’s foremost jazz educators and author of the best-selling instruction book, The Advancing Guitarist, joins Wolfgang for this intimate duo performance.


Classical guitar students at the Manhattan School of Music will perform for the acclaimed Brazilian French guitarist Fabio Zanon. Zanon came to international prominence in 1996, when he won first prize in both the 30th "Francisco Tarrega" International Competition in Spain and the 14th GFA International Competition in the USA.

Wolfgang Muthspiel – guitar, Chris Cheek – alto saxophone, Larry Grenadier – bass

Join Wolfgang Muthspiel – “a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation” (The New Yorker) – as he launches his New York Guitar Festival residency tonight. The internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer will perform with a dynamic trio featuring two longtime collaborators, bassist Larry Grenadier and alto saxophonist Chris Cheek.

Made on a Mac

Internationally celebrated photographer Ralph Gibson presents a preview of two works-in-progress; Ich Bin die Nacht --music for lens and guitar, featuring Gibson performing his own electric guitar compositions to accompany moving and still imagery from Berlin at night; and State of the Axe --his forthcoming book and exhibition of portraits of over 60 of the world’s most distinctive avant garde

Sérgio & Odair Assad, Badi Assad, Yamandú Costa, Vinicius Cantuária, Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio, Roland Dyens, Arthur Kampela, Romero Lubambo with Pamela Driggs, Celso Machado, Fábio Zanon, Allison Carvalho and others!

Our 4th biannual Guitar Marathon at the 92nd Street Y’s Kaufman Auditorium is co-curated by Sérgio & Odair Assad and the NYGF’s David Spelman. Today's Brazilian guitar masters explore the guitar’s rich history in Brazil, from bossa nova to the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and other classical composers. The event runs from 2—10pm, with a break at 5pm.