I recently arranged happy birthday for jazz guitar. It was well received on instagram: Happy [ soulful ] Birthday from NYC // #jazzguitar #riffwars #jazzguitarist #guitaris #guitarvideo A video posted by Sam Blakelock (@pickupjazz) on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:55am PDT So I decided to upload my video to YouTube and write out TAB. Let […]
The NYC Jazz Guitar Blog
Welcome to the NYC Jazz Guitar Blog, it is great to find you here.
This blog is the newest feature of pickpujazz.com and is my chance to share with you my experiences as a jazz guitarists living in NYC. As always, feel free to share your thoughts below any post.
~ Sam Blakelock | Pickupjazz.com
I’m a big fan of John Scofield. This blog post is my opportunity to share insights and inspiration from a recent masterclass I checked out of John’s in NYC. Kudos to NYU for presenting this amazing opportunity to learn all about John’s rich musical history and his thoughts on jazz. I give all credit to […]
Do you want to get paid to play creative, original music to appreciative audiences all over the world? Well, playing guitar on a cruise ship probably isn’t for you. To find out if it is, read on. The Cruise Ship Guitarist Can you sight read music well? Good! Do you enjoy drinking drink beer? Great! Want […]
Looking for an inspiring jazz guitar gig in NYC? Me too. Here are 15 top young contemporary jazz guitarists who perform regularly in NYC. Why these “Young” NYC Jazz Guitarists? Why did I chose these guys? Two reasons. 1: Money It won’t cost you a stupid amount of money to see these jazz guitarists. Many of […]