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Lincoln Center

“One of the young players who has the ability to become an influence in today’s jazz scene, in a similar fashion as Bill Evans, is jazz guitarist Larry Koonse.”
— Jude Hibler, 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Larry koonse onstage at lincoln center with billy childs chamber sextet.

Americana

“Larry Koonse’s new CD Americana is fantastic . . . His motivic approach to improvisation is reflected in each tune. Koonse is a master of this style of motivically developing ideas in connection with his own solo and the tune itself.
— Ethan Gutzeit, Jazz Improv
[Volume 4, Issue 4 . . . 2002]
Larry Koonse playing guitar beside Brian Walsh, playing saxophone.

Currents

“Larry Koonse and I have reached a level of trust and musicality that we can “get lost” in the form, follow our instincts of the moment and create some unearthly dialogue . . . ain’t heard a guitar player to touch him since the last wave of the 70s”
— Bob Brookmeyer, Currents [May, 2002]
Larry Koonse onstage during sara gazarek show.

Featured Album


Jazz That Speaks To You

Album cover shows david roitstein at the piano with larry koonse playing acoustic guitar with album name, conversations.

ANNOUNCING ELITE GUITARIST ONLINE INSTRUCTION


IN-DEPTH VIDEO LESSONS FOCUSING ON JAZZ GUITAR IMPROVISATION

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READ LARRY'S INTRODUCTION OF ELITE GUITARIST JAZZ TRACK . . .+

BILLY CHILDS AND LARRY KOONSE


BILLY CHILDS AND LARRY KOONSE: THE RED WHEELBARROW

Billy Childs and Larry Koonse perform the Childs composition “The Red Wheelbarrow”, based on the poem of the same name by Willam Carlos Williams. This was part of a concert presented by Laguna Beach Live. Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre, Laguna Beach CA, October 1, 2011. Produced by Sam Goldstein and Jeff Cole.