Based in Peekskill, NY, jazz guitarist Brian Conigliaro has racked up a considerable reputation not only for his mastery of jazz guitar, but for his devotion to the arts and his extensive experience as an educator as well. Leading an impressive and diverse career, he has performed and recorded with such greats as Jackie Paris, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Daniel Ponce, Ignaccio Boroa, Frank Gambale, Sue Raney, Ann Marie Moss, Barbara McNair, Eubie Blake, Gregory Hines, Jerry Mulligan, Dizzie Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Lesley Gore, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Bobby Day, Mary Wells, Patti Lupone, Lionel Hampton, Al Wilson, Les Hooper, Tiny Tim, Lissette and Snoop Dog.

Brian has also played on a variety of Broadway shows, including A Chorus Line, Jaques Brel Is Alive & Well, Rent, The Eubie Blake Story, They’re Playing Our Song and Avenue Q. Based on his song “Hurry Up and Wait,” Brian and his wife Barbara created and produced the Hurry Up and Wait Show, which served as a vehicle for granting artists in the Los Angeles area extra exposure.

Today, Brian continues to teach a wealth of private students, as well as perform regularly in the New York area. Because of his dedication to arts education, he also provides students with a free way to learn about the guitar by posting regularly to his blog TheGuitarProfessor.com.


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