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September 29, 2010

9-year Old Plays Jazz Guitar Amazingly Well [Video: Stella by Starlight & Blues]

Last week we had a 12-year old boy who is amazingly good at playing jazz guitar. This week we have a 9-year old boy who is amazingly good at playing jazz guitar as well. Meet Lucchy (Lucciano Pizzichini), playing the theme and improvising over Stella by Starlight:

Related LessonStella by Starlight

And here, Lucchy is playing a blues from Joe Pass’ Virtuoso album:

Related Lesson: Joe Pass Licks

September 20, 2010

Amazing 12-year Old Jazz Guitar Player [Video]

Meet Andreas Varady, a 12 years old jazz guitarist who plays amazingly well. Andreas, 12 years old and living in Ireland, was born in Slovakia in an Hungarian gypsy family.

He started playing guitar when he was 4 years old, inspired by Django Reinhardt. Later he got influenced by classic jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and George Benson. Andreas plays by ear and got guitar lessons from his fathar Bandi.

It's not hard to see that this kid is an incredibly gifted and talented musician and guitarist. It's amazing to see that a 12-year old kid can have such a developed sense of musicality.

Watch this video of Andreas improvising over a jazz blues and be amazed:

 

I wonder how many adult guitar players have quit after hearing Andreas play...

Here's another video: Andreas playing Giant steps: