Giuseppe Continenza
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Where are you located?
Pescara, Italy
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Educator
Tell us a little about your background...
Giuseppe Continenza

Quotes about Giuseppe Continenza:

"...Giuseppe Continenza is a monster Musician..."
Scott Henderson (Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Tribal Tech)

"...a great virtuoso of jazz guitar..."
Hank Garland (Legendary Guitarist, He played from Elvis Presley to Charlie Parker)

"...Giuseppe Continenza is a really good Guitar Player..."
Joe Diorio

"...a true virtuoso of jazz guitar, he can play in every style. A really outstanding guitarist.."
Guitar Club magazine

" a very excellent guitarist..."
Bireli Lagrene

" a great guitarist, we all look forward to great things from him..."
Paul Bollenback (Joey DeFrancesco)

"...he has in incredible command of harmony and he plays music with all his soul. Amazing talent..."
John Stowell

" Giuseppe Continenza is a monster guitarist.."
Gene Bertoncini (New England Conservatory & University of New York)

"...After hearing one of the latest recordings of Giuseppe Continenza, I was greatly impressed. His time, harmonic concept and overall feeling was wonderful. He is one of the great talents of the jazz guitar..."
Dave Friesen (H. Hancock, C.Corea, G.Benson)

"...a great guitar virtuoso! he is really amazing!!!..."
Just Jazz Guitar magazine, U.S.A.

"...Listen Giuseppe Continenza..s playing is simply a delight. He is an incredibile musician, gifted with an extraordinary talent..."
Vic Juris (Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Liebman)
- Born into a musical family , Giuseppe has been playing guitar for a large part of his life. It was at the age of seven, that his musical interests began. He studied classical guitar at the Classical Music Academy in Pescara (Italy) and later he moved to California in order to study at Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he graduated with vocational honor. He also did private study in Los Angeles with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world: Joe Diorio, Ted Greene, Howard Roberts, Ron Escheté, Scott Henderson, Don Mock, Pat Martino, Robben Ford, Jeff Berlin, Gary Willis and many others.
- In 1994 he founded the European Musicians Institute in Pescara (Italy) that..s one of most advanced european music school . Giuseppe has involved in the Institute teachers like Tuck Andress, Joe Diorio, Bireli Lagrene, Jimmy Bruno, John Stowell, Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Jeff Richman, Paul Bollenback, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, George Lynch, Jennifer Batten, Dominique Di Piazza, Dave Friesen and many others.
- Giuseppe Continenza has performed and recorded with world famous musicians like Joe Diorio (S.Getz, P.Metheny, J.Hall), Bireli Lagrene (J.Pastorius, M.Petrucciani, J.Zawinul), , Bobby Watson, Gary Willis (Tribal Tech, Wayne Shorter),Dominique Di Piazza (John Mc Laughlin), Paul Bollenback (J.DeFrancesco, S.Turrentine, C.Byrd), Jimmy Bruno, Howard Alden, Jack Wilkins, John Stowell (L.Hampton, L.Coryell, R.Towner), Royce Campbell (H.Mancini),Jeff Richman (M.Stern, F.Gambale D.Grusin), Gene Bertoncini (W.Shorter,B.Goodman, P.Desmond), Vic Juris (D.Liebman), Dave Friesen and others.
- Giuseppe Continenza has toured in May 2000 in duo with jazz guitar genius Bireli Lagrene. He is , for almost ten years, a contributor in Guitar Club & Tuttochitarra some of the finest european magazines. He writes three columns: ..Contemporary Jazz Guitar.., ..Lesson With The Greats.. and "Chord Melody". He write also columns on Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (U.S.A.), Jazzit and Check out the interviews on Guitar Club December 1999 with Joe Diorio and Tuttochitarra, July 2001 with Bireli Lagrene. His latest interview was on the American magazine Just Jazz Guitar, August 2001.
- In August 2003 Giuseppe Continenza became a Benedetto/ Fender Guitars, U.S.A. endorders with Robert Benedetto (The greatest living liuther )making a great guitar for him. Other endorsers are Jimmy Bruno, Andy Summers (Police), Jack Wilkins, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, etc. He also endorses Benedetto Pickups/Seymour Duncan, La Bella Strings and Buscarini Classical Guitars.
- The new cd "Journey", produced by Heiner Franz from Jardis Records , is a duo project with the great jazz guitar master Vic Juris (Dave Liebman..s guitarist for over 10 years) and a famous jazz sidemen. In August 2003 Giuseppe Continenza & Vic Juris recorded a new album "Seven Steps To Heaven" with Dominique Di Piazza - Bass (the legendary John McLaughlin..s Bassist) and Pietro Iodice - Drums.

- Upcoming project include a second tour and recording with Bireli Lagrene & Vic Juris. Plus concerts, tour and recordings with the Quartet (Giuseppe Continenza, Vic Juris, Dominique Di Piazza, Pietro Iodice),Paul Bollenback, Joe Diorio, Jimmy Bruno, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Gary Willis and others.
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At 1:12pm on February 7, 2013, Bob Sworaski said…


I am back on the Jazz Network after a long "hiatus". I come back with a new solo CD The Genre Project - Guilty Pleasures. If you have a chance...check out my updated page. All the best...



At 3:58am on October 28, 2008, Bianca Morales said…
Hi Giuseppe!

I was performing in Pescara in August, but stayed only 1 night. It would have been nice to hear you play live! I would like to have you as my firend on the jazz network. w/ best regds Bianca
At 9:06am on October 19, 2008, nicky quick said…
stella is my fave standard of all time.. great job covering it top to bottom.. awesome playing joe.. my name is giuseppe too.. :-)
At 2:08pm on August 28, 2008, Hilde Hefte said…
Thank you for requesting me. A joy being friends with you here too!!!
Love your music!!!!!!!
All the best in life
Hilde Hefte
At 4:32pm on August 27, 2008, jacopo ferrazza said…
ci si vede anche su questo network!!è un piacere!
ci si sente

At 10:23am on July 23, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hi Giuseppe !
I wish you all the best.
Peace, Luiz

At 2:34pm on June 4, 2008, John Stein said…

Thanks for contacting me here. I'm still thinking of coming to Italy to play. Let's look into it.

At 9:22pm on April 21, 2008, Mitch Holder said…
Keep up the great playing! Hope things are well in your world.

At 1:16pm on April 2, 2008, mary said…
ciao...felice di incontrarti e soprattutto di ascoltarti!
At 11:54am on March 30, 2008, Cecilia Alessandra said…
Hello Giuseppe, Your music makes me feel totally relaxed !! I love Estate. Yesterday night I made an Italian show with the classicals (Volare,Aldila,quando quandoquando, Adagio, and some songs of Zuccero).
I love your sound, very clean. thank you for put this amazing music at your space. Regards, Ceci

















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