Contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak was born in Long Island/New York and grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school his teacher turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. In 2001, Marshak released his debut CD and began to get more notice in New York. Later he opened for the popular “Guitars & Saxes” tour. In 2008 his album “On the Rocks” earned praise from JazzTimes magazine as “one of the best smooth jazz CDs of the year, for sure”. Again and again, Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop or down-home boogie. Keeping his music evolving in new directions is important to the guitarist, who is popular on the tour circuit.
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