Eastman Artists

Andrew Sheron
Andrew Sheron

Andrew Sheron is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter making a splash in the New York music scene with his unique blend of pop, rock, folk and jazz, mixed with influences as close to home as bluegrass and as far reaching as traditional Tuvan music. read more

Black Kettle
Black Kettle

Black Kettle is an indie rock band without the indie side effects; they’re just like two of your best girl friends that make completely unpretentious alternative pop. It’s the kind of music that makes you want to tap your foot and smile at a stranger. read more

Bob Sneider
Bob Sneider

Before joining the Eastman faculty in late 1997, Sneider toured for several years with two-time Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione. Other notable performers with whom Sneider has performed, toured or recorded include: Nat Adderley, Joe Locke, Don Menza, Lou Donaldson, Joey Defrancesco, Pat Bianchi, Gary Versace, Pat Labarbara, Joe Locke, Grant Stewart, Ken Peplowski, Gerry Niewood, Chris Potter, Roy McCurdy, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Frank Strazzerri, Jon Faddis, Keeter Betts and frequent appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops(guitar/banjo). read more

Brian Ellefson
Brian Ellefson

Brian was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and has the laid back, down to earth sound and attitude that come with the territory. The album Panoramic View was a one-man effort with Brian writing, recording and producing the tracks over the last year. read more

Charlie Apicella
Charlie Apicella

New York City based jazz guitarist Charlie Apicella is the founder of IRON CITY.He has headlined festivals and jazz clubs The Iridium, Fat Cat, Banjo Jim's Trumpets and Cecil's. read more

Chuck Ragan
Chuck Ragan

One listen to Feast Or Famine, and it is undeniable that the deep, gruff voice that once screamed powerful punk anthems belongs to none other than Chuck Ragan. The former Hot Water Music frontman has become a musical troubadour, writing stripped-down acoustic songs that retain the same passion evident in his punk rock career. read more

Chun-Yu Chen
Chun-Yu Chen

Chun-Yu Chen, an excellent guitarist from Taiwan. He won the Classical Guitar Championship of Taiwan College Guitar Invitational twice in college, and won the Fingerstyle Championship of 2008 Taiwan Guitar Competition. read more

Danny Rader
Danny Rader

Since moving to Nashville in 2004, Danny Rader has found himself in high demand both onstage and in the studio. He can be heard on chart-topping records for artists including Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, and Jewel, to name a few. He's toured with Jason Aldean, Leann Rimes, and Gretchen Wilson, and he's currently on tour with Keith Urban. read more

Devitt Feeley
Devitt Feeley

Mandolinist and lead singer for www.rockyneckbluegrass.com and mandolin and tenor singer for Cliff Wagner & Old #7 .....has recorded and composed for national t.v. commercials...has been seen on Next Great American Band, My Fair Wedding, Justified television shows .. read more

Dino Plasmati
Dino Plasmati

He started studying jazz guitar at the age of nine years at a private school in Matera. in 1987 he founded the Meridian Group which held concerts in Italy and abroad. He recorded 4 CDs at that time. In 1989 he attended the Berklee School of Music where he studied under the guidance of Jim Kelly and Donovan Mixon, and Pat Metheny in 2003. read more

Don Nick
Don Nick

Don Nick has played with some of the world’s finest musician, Louis Bellson (shown in Don’s photo), Cal Tjader, Chet Baker, Russell Ferrante, Ray Drummond, Big Joe Turner, Gatemouth Brown and played on the 1982 Grammy Award winning Recording by Queen Ida. read more

Dylan Oberbeck
Dylan Oberbeck

Dylan is a profound young talent who showed up in the Eastman offices with his father Danny one day. Together they play in Danny’s band “CraicHaus” (http://www.craichaus.com). Dylan amazed the staff at Eastman with his talent, he has the potential to be a top pro. read more

Eastman String Band
Eastman String Band

Good Deale Bluegrass founder and multi-instrumentalist Tim Finch teams up with the sweet vocals and songwriting styles of Savannah Finch along with a superb cast of their talented musician friends. This all original album creates a unique melding of the roots of Bluegrass with Americana exemplifying an "Alt-grass" sound. The Eastman String Band mixes heartfelt originals with high energy instrumentals and soaring harmonies! read more

Emanuel Schmidt
Emanuel Schmidt

Having lived and studied in Switzerland, France, England, and the United States, Swiss-born Emanuel Schmidt moved to Australia in early 1991.. Emanuel received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Performance) with Honors from the Wesley Institute in Sydney, where he was also recipient of Awards for Excellence in Music Production and in Composition. read more

Eric DiVito
Eric DiVito

Eric DiVito is one of NYC’s talented and busy guitarists. Originally from Long Island, NY, Eric began playing guitar at the age of 11 and was gigging professionally by the time he was in high school. read more

Gabriel Vicéns
Gabriel Vicéns

Born in Puerto Rico in 1988, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns started delving seriously into music by the age of 14. His growing passion for jazz began at the age of 16, and just a year later, he started playing in local clubs with some of the best local jazz musicians. read more

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

“…a very gifted guitarist and composer…” Bruce Lundvall – President of Blue Note Records The Greg Diamond Band is a collective of emerging NYC artists that interprets Latin-infused contemporary jazz. Diamond puts forth a diverse array of original music that’s fresh, energetic, innovative, and widely appealing. read more

Hillary Reynolds
Hillary Reynolds

Hillary Reynolds is a warm Midwest soul. Her love for nature weaves its way into her melodies and lyrics. She grew up in Appleton, WI with a very deeply rooted connection to music, developing a passion at a young age through late night family campfire sing-a-longs, singing in the car with her mother, piano lessons, choirs, orchestras, and musicals which eventually led to songwriting and venturing out to Boston where she met her band, HRB. read more

Howard Morgen
Howard Morgen

Howard Morgen, six and seven-string guitarist/clinician and arranger has written fingerstyle jazz guitar columns and arrangements for Guitar Player, Guitar World, Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar and is currently a columnist for Just Jazz Guitar magazine. read more

Jimmy Buffett Band
Jimmy Buffett Band

Peter Mayer and Mac McAnally of the Coral Reefer Band are playing Eastman Archtop Guitars. Mac plays an AR810E. Peter plays an AR910CE. Jimmy Buffet owns a AR810CE http://www.buffettworld.com/ read more

John Pisano
John Pisano

John Pisano has been formally recognized as one of the nation's finest guitarists. He has an extremely diverse background, having emerged on the jazz scene in the mid-50's, first recording in 1958 and 1959 with the legendary Billy Bean and a two-year stint with drummer Chico Hamilton (which at one time featured the innovative reedist Eric Dolphy). read more

Lloyd Rainey
Lloyd Rainey

“Please tell the folks out there how much the Eastman has changed my tone and my playing. It is truly the best arch top out there... Love it”- Lloyd read more

Makis Ablianitis
Makis Ablianitis

Makis Ablianitis is an inspired composer and one of the most important guitar players in Greece. His relationship with music began at the age of 15 when he got his first guitar. He studied theory, harmony and counterpoint classes with Kostas Klavvas and composition read more

Mark Hadley
Mark Hadley

Los Angeles based guitarist & composer Mark Hadley is unconfined by the accepted definitions of genre, and is continually trying to push the envelope with his music. Outside of his own projects, Mark also plays guitar as a sideman in several other bands around Los Angeles, ranging from singer/songwriters to jazz to pop/rock. read more

Mark Mosley
Mark Mosley

Mark Mosley was only 11 years old when he first picked up the guitar. That one single act put him on the road of a lifelong musical adventure that would allow him to discover a deep love of many different styles of music. The Blues first lit his soul - particularly the styles of B.B. King, Freddie King and Albert Collins; and then it was jazz that caught his attention! read more

Marlina Teich
Marlina Teich

Marlina Teich has been playing guitar and singing in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 25 years. She currently fronts the jazzy Marlina Teich Quintet at clubs in the San Francisco area. Her current cd is "My Love Waits There”. read more

Martin Grosswendt
Martin Grosswendt

Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. read more

Matthew Yeakley
Matthew Yeakley

“(Matthew Yeakley) is the hope for electric jazz… I didn’t think young guys played like that anymore” –Justin Randi, Owner of the world famous Baked Potato Jazz club. read more

Peter Storzenecker
Peter Storzenecker

Peter Storzenecker has been playing guitar for 20 years. His classical training started in Sudbury at Cambrian College with Philip Candelaria where he obtained a diploma in music performance. Currently Peter is involved in several projects including a gypsy jazz group (Django Libre), and a jazz fusion group (Adam Duncan Project). read more

Rich Severson
Rich Severson

Rich Severson comes to Eastman as a highly accomplished top professional musician and instructor. Rich has close to 1.5 million hits on YouTube for his instructional DVDs (currently 80 titles available), and 613 downloadable lessons as of this date. read more

Ron Jackson
Ron Jackson

Ron is considered one of the most versatile jazz guitarists in the New York music scene and is adept in styles such as African, Rock, R+B, Brazilian, Pop, Country, Calypso, Reggae, Soul and Funk, Classical, but his greatest passion is in jazz. read more

Russell Johnson
Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson is a twenty four year veteran of the music industry and has been the front man and mandolinist for two very successful bluegrass bands. read more

Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn

Sam Dunn - Sam is a 7 String Jazz guitarist, Mandolinist, and Oud player from Liverpool, England, and has nearly twenty years experience as a working pro musician. His relaxed guitar playing belies a lyrical virtuosity that has been heard in concert halls, clubs, pubs, on radio and TV, all over the UK and beyond. read more

Sean Hurwitz
Sean Hurwitz

Sean H. is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene. read more

Stolen Sweets
Stolen Sweets

The Stolen Sweets formed in 2004 after rehearsing for a one-off tribute show to 1930s sister act, The Boswell Sisters. read more

Sylvain Courtney
Sylvain Courtney

"I love playing with Sylvain Courtney, he has a great sound, perfect time, a terrific sense of melody and he swings with the best of them," John Stowell. read more

Tariq Akoni
Tariq Akoni

Tariqh Akoni is a performing and session guitarist and songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently Chair of the Guitar Department at the L.A. Music Academy (succeeding Frank Gambale) as well as Musical Director for multi-platinum recording artist, Josh Groban . Akoni performs in multiple genres, including classical, flamenco, and rock. read more

The Lonely Wild
The Lonely Wild

Rarely does a young band emerge with a combination of skills, talents and vision fully developed. But the LA-based quintet The Lonely Wild is that true gem who’s writing and arranging talents are only surpassed by its members’ ability to work seamlessly as a singular, dynamic voice. read more

Tim Barry
Tim Barry

Tim Barry’s been kicking around the musical underground for nearly 20 years, first as the front man for Virginia punk heroes Avail, and more recently as a singer-songwriter with a penchant for constructing beautiful folk and country tunes. read more

Valerie Mize
Valerie Mize

Earthy yet educated; simple yet soulful; funky and fun; Valerie Mize’s music is immediately appealing to the eclectic in everyone. With influences ranging from Hometown to Motown, this Oklahoma born, NYC based songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist rubs some rootsy Red Dirt on her classical upbringing. read more

VaudeVillains
VaudeVillains

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the VaudeVillains are a three piece string band made up of Cody Jung, Kris Anderson and Chris Carter. The trio play a mixture of western swing, Dixieland jazz, and classic thumbstyle country in the vein of greats such as Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Hank Garland. read more