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Inaugural Guitar Masters Festival Unveils Lineup In New York City



Charles Carlini Presents announces the inaugural Guitar Masters Festival, a five-day extravaganza set to electrify New York City from April 25th to 29th, 2024.

Charles Carlini, the visionary behind the festival, has curated a lineup featuring some of the world’s most exceptional guitarists, promising an unparalleled celebration of guitar mastery.

The festival will kick off on April 25th with an enchanting opening night gala at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium within the New York City Bahá’í Center, featuring the mesmerizing acoustic guitar virtuoso, Kaki King. The following evening at the Klavierhaus, prepare for an extraordinary lineup of performances by six exceptional guitarists: Steve CardenasJoel HarrisonBrad ShepikMax LightPete McCann, and Grant Gordy. Supported by bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Allison Miller, this night’s festivities will be curated by Joel Harrison of the Alternative Guitar Summit, offering a diverse showcase of musical talent.

Audiences can expect to be dazzled by an array of genres, styles, and generations represented by the participating artists. From jazz and blues to rock and classical, the Guitar Masters Festival promises to showcase the versatility and virtuosity of the guitar like never before.

The final night of the festival on April 29th at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village will feature an unforgettable lineup of jazz guitarists: Pasquale GrassoRodney JonesYotam Silberstein, and Ed Cherry. These four extraordinary artists will take the stage for a series of captivating performances, culminating in a collaborative spectacle that celebrates the timeless artistry of jazz guitar.

“We are thrilled to welcome these incredible musicians to the Guitar Masters Festival. Their diverse styles and unparalleled talents will undoubtedly make this event an unforgettable experience for all attendees.” Charles Carlini

Stay tuned for further announcements as additional artists are set to be announced soon. For ticket information and festival updates, please visit

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