Howard Alden

Howard Alden is an American jazz guitarist. He has studying jazz guitar with Howard Roberts, at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. Among his many albums, he has recorded with jazz guitar greats like Jimmy Bruno, Bucky Pizzarelli, not to mention a series of recordings with legendary George Van Eps, and other great jazz musicians like Red Norvo, Joe Williams, Woody Herman, and Dick Hyman. He is married with the jazz singer Terrie Richards Alden.

Guitar: Alden endorses handcrafted Benedetto guitars and D'Addario strings. And like George Van Eps, Howard Alden is always seen with a guitar with seven strings. The argument is that the seven string guitar imparts a greater range and harmonic richness.

Styles: pre-bop

Influenced by: Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, George Van Eps, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie.

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