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World Class Guitarist back on Nighttown Stage! Featuring: Alex Skolnick-guitar, Nathan Peck-bass, & Matt Zebroski-drums.

Skolnick's revved-up trio stunningly reconfigures tunes by rock icons into jazz-based, guitar trio fare."
****1/2
- Downbeat

"Yes, here a former metalhead is reborn as a heady jazz guitarist in the Metheny-Scofield mold."
- Jazziz

"Sounds like the longhaired and tatooed stepchild of Joe Pass."
- Village Voice

Formerly the guitarist for the West coast based speed metal band Testament, Alex Skolnick was already playing arenas when he was just 16 years old. He recorded and toured with Testament for 5 years. An ambitious guitarist, Skolnick discovered jazz guitar while watching a Miles Davis video late at night in a hotel room. Always searching for new creative vistas, Skolnick found a new spark and creative freedom in jazz guitar. Soon he was soaking up the work of John Scofield, Mike Stern, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. Eventually he moved to New York City, enrolled in the New School's jazz program, and now plays jazz most of the time. He does some rock work still notably as the featured guitarist in the Transiberian Orchestra
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By: Nighttown