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Gene Bertoncini Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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On August 9, Tom Manuel of The Jazz Loft presented the venerable Gene Bertoncini with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Above photo left to right:  Frank Vignola, Ken Smith, Ed Cherry, Pasquale Grasso, Mike Stern, Dave Stryker, Vinny Raniolo, Doug Munro, and Jimmy Bruno. Of course, Gene is front center… Photo credit Donna Munn.



Gene’s years of dedication and commitment to the art of Jazz Guitar were celebrated at Frank Vignola’s “Big Jersey Guitar Camp” with a roast from friends, colleagues, and students.

Gene Bertoncini Photo credit Donna Munn.

On August 9, Tom Manuel (right) of The Jazz Loft presented the venerable Gene Bertoncini (left) with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Photo credit Donna Munn.

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