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Guitar Masters Series: Ron Affif

Jan 23 | Mon |
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"a tough, intensely rhythmic player." —The New York Times

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Ron Affif brings his formidable trio to Zinc. He's supported by bassist Neil Caine and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Ron Affif has gained a reputation for his personal approach to jazz, playing with a muscular realism as he looks for new expression in tunes from the Great American Songbook.

The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Ron Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles in 1984, playing with Dick Berk, Dave Pike, Pete Christlieb, and Jack Sheldon and recording a quartet date for the R.A. Records label in 1987. Two years later, he moved to New York and has since worked mostly as a leader. Affif, an excellent bop-based guitarist whose style was influenced a bit by Joe Pass and George Benson (both of whom, in turn, enjoyed his playing), has recorded several impressive albums for Pablo.

Showtimes are at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 day of show. For more info, visit https://www.zincjazz.com.

Venue: Zinc

82 West 3rd Street Map
212-477-9462