WELCOMEWelcome to my website.
Here's a guide
to some of the different sections of the site:
Demos: This section contains audio clips from,
and information about, the different groups I perform with. Also included are a few solo clips.
Compositions: This section is mainly audio clips of some of my musical compositions in different styles.
Articles: This section consists of educational material I've put together and may change from time to time, so be sure to check back occasionally if you find anything useful here.
Recordings: This section contains audio
clips of commercially available recordings of mine and links to
purchase them online.
Confessions of a Stupid Guitarist: Part one of this section is an essay I wrote in the summer of 1996 concerning my frustrations at the time with finding my own musical voice. Since posting this here, I've been amazed by the number of responses I've received from people who have grappled with the same problems. Surprisingly, just learning that the majority of other musicians struggle with these issues helped me resolve much of the angst I expressed in this essay.
Confessions Part 2 is 2004 update of my experiences with these same problems and includes some ideas and suggestions for developing one's own voice, dealing with stage fright, etc.
8-STRING PAGESHere's a section for all of you with 8-string guitar questions like: "Why are the frets all crooked?" and "What exactly are you trying to compensate for with the extra strings?"
PERFORMANCES / NEWS
Mike's Master Classes
I now have classes available at the Mike's Master Classes website. Mike's Master Classes is a great online teaching resource for jazz guitar (as well as other instruments). Classes are in the form of videos that also contain written materials. It's like a one-on-one private lesson that you can view over and over at your leisure, and is a great value at $29.99 per class. Be sure and also check out some of the other classes available there from people like John Stowell, Steve Herberman, Paul Bollenback, Lorne Lofsky, Vic Juris, Sid Jacobs, Randy Johnston, Jack Wilkins, Sheryl Bailey, and many more great guitarists/teachers.
At the Mike's Master Classes site, you can browse through classes covering a wide range of subjects from beginning to advanced level, watch video previews of each class, and read about the teachers featured at the site.
In addition to my Jazz Guitar Harmony series, a five-part series which covers chords and chordal playing on the guitar from the ground up, I also have a new series available called Modern Jazz Guitar. This new five-part series covers all different facets of the modern jazz guitar style exemplified by such guitarists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Jonathan Kreisberg, John Stowell, Lage Lund, Gilad Hekselman, Adam Rogers, and many other exciting and innovative players on the modern jazz scene. Check out the Mike's Master Classes site for more details.
All of the play-along tracks used for demonstration of the examples in the modern jazz guitar series are available for free download on my Odds & Ends
MySpace page for the Rucker/Lippincott duo:
Miami/Dade College new jazz guitar student info:
A page giving information and procedures for new incoming students wishing to sign up for jazz guitar lessons at Miami/Dade College, Kendall Campus.
Roxana Amed Quintet
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
2921 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
Reservations recommended at 305-662-8889
General admission $30, WDNA members $20, Students $15
Roxana Amed - vocals
Martin Bejerano - piano
Mark Small - sax
Josh Allen - bass
Rodolfo Zuniga - drums
Special guest Tom Lippincott - guitar
Richard Brookens Trio: Cosmic Sound Sculptures
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Featuring Richard Brookens, Tom Lippincott, and Jeff Abbott
924 Lincoln Rd,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(south side of lincoln road-parking in back of the building)
Free admission, donations appreciated
Free Jazz at its most eclectic. Acoustic and Electric explorations from beautifully serene to terrifyingly frightful.
Drawing on influences as diverse as Olivier Messiaen, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and Indian Raga, The Richard Brookens Trio features:
Richard Brookens, saxes, bansuri, alto flute, and bass clarinet
Tom Lippincott, guitar
Jeff Abbott, percussion
FIU Faculty quintet with special guest Roxana Amed
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
Roxana Amed: vocals
Gary Campbell: tenor sax
Tom Lippincott: guitar
Mike Orta: piano
Jamie Ousley: bass
Rodolfo Zuniga: drums
special guest Lisanne Lyons: vocals
Tom Lippincott solo guitar
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The 14 Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, October 6th, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
All That Jazz Cafe
3491 N. Hiatus Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
$39/95 (includes dinner)
call for reservations (954-572-0821)
Dan Bonsanti: director/arranger
Steve Reid, Cisco Dimas, Ray Chicalo: trumpets
Dante Luciani, Major Bailey: trombones
Ed Maina, Ed Calle, Neal Bonsanti, Pete Brewer: saxophones
Jim Gasior: piano
Tom Lippincott: guitar
Matt Bonelli: bass
Jack Ciano: drums
Keep checking this section for the latest news and performance dates. Alternatively for latest gig information, click here to email me.