Rich Stone

Rich Stone is straight-ahead jazz guitarist, composer and enthusiastic jazz educator. Born in based in Cleveland and based in Brooklyn, New York.

He teaches at JazzMobile Workshop, Hofstra University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He is a regular columnist for Just Jazz Guitar magazine. He has received two IAJE Awards for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education and several NEA performance fellowships. He is accepting a limited number of students at his Brooklyn studio, and runs the distance learning site Check out the sample lesson, Bill Evan's "Very Early“.

Played and recorded with Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Roni Ben-Hur, Eric Alexander, Junior Cook, Vernel Fournier, Ralph Lalama, Matt Wilson, Marco Panascia, Dennis Irwin, Tardo Hammer, Peter Leitch, Sam Yahel, Mark Elf, Peter Bernstein, Matt Wilson, Freddie Bryant

Influenced by: Sonny Stitt, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley and other sax and tenor sax players, Barry Harris, Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Grant Green, Lenny Breau, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Bill Frisell,…

Education: Studied classical guitar for Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, MA Berklee College of Music, BM Cuyahoga Community College, AA.

; Moved to New York in 1982;