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January 12 - February 6, 2008

NYGF has presented more than one hundred and fifty of the world’s most distinctive guitarists at Carnegie Hall, The 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall, Joe’s Pub, and the World Financial Center Winter Garden. Performers have included: Pepe Romero, The Assad Duo, Vernon Reid, Andy Summers, Daniel Lanois, Jorma Kaukonen, Bill Frisell, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, and surprise guests Bruce Springsteen + Emmylou Harris. Join our mailing list to learn more.

About NYGF
Since 1999, the New York Guitar Festival has been examining virtually every aspect of the guitar’s musical personality. 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. To learn more about the festival, or to support our not-for-profit mission, please write to us.

The Archive

Views from behind the curtain

Our growing collection of back-stage stories, reviews, program notes, and snapshots will give you a taste of festivals past. Also check out our multimedia page, with video clips and free MP3 files, as well as our podcasts on iTunes.

Educational outreach NYC

Guitars for kids, no strings attached

Supporting educational programs that bring free guitars and guitar lessons to public school children in New York City.




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Guitar Harvest, Vol 1

A two-CD set featuring Pierre Bensusan, The California Guitar Trio, David Cullen, Alex de Grassi, Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Gary Lucas, Andy Summers, and many others...
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