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Jack DeSalvo Bio

JACK DeSALVO, hailed in THE WIRE magazine as “masterful”, built his international reputation as a member of D3, Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society and in duo with vibist Arthur Lipner.  DeSalvo plays all manner of guitars and is a highly regarded composer as well as performing on cello, various members of the mandolin family and banjo, “…banjo player Jack DeSalvo uncorks a salvo of twangs as if Earl Scruggs has pushed his way into a Count Basie jam.” – Ken Waxman, NYC Jazz Record. DeSalvo performs solo, in a number of duos and with his own trio and quartet. He is a member of the Julie Lyon Quintet, Matt Lavelle’s 12 Houses, Sumari and a number of other NYC-based ensembles.  Jack DeSalvo currently records for UNSEEN RAIN Records, appearing on more than 20 releases. He has also recorded for other labels, including German labels Enja and Belafon.  After studying classical guitar with Leonid Bolotine, composition with Ariadna Mikéshina and jazz guitar with Al Faraldi he attended the Berklee College of Music, studied The Lydian Chromatic Concept with George Russell and pursued further guitar studies with Bill Connors.

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