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Dear Pat, I have just finished reading Here and Now which I enjoyed very much and thank you for your stories, honesty and frankness. I was wondering if you had written any books on other subjects spiritual, life geometric etc as I think you have so much to offer the world and I would love to learn more. I am cuerrently studying your guitar books fundementals Linear, creative etc and I love your approach very much, you think so differently to other player, which is what makes you a genius. Just a big thank you for all you have shared with the world through music and your wonderful insights. All the very best David
David Sibley <sibbo01 (at)>
kent, England - Friday, June 14, 2019 at 07:17:11 (EDT)
Hi Pat, it’s been an entire year since you opened the Savannah jazz festival. Again, it was amazing just being in the room and taking in the vibration. Today, listened to you on youtube ; brought me right back to the vibe. Forever grateful for you, your music, your wisdom and teaching. Here is hoping you are well and enjoying the moments.
Lennox Seales <Lseales64 (at)>
Savannah, Ga USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 18:12:44 (EDT)
Going to teach some students about minor conversion today. Thanks for the concept! Ot is one of the best tools for beginning Jazz guitarists to navigate the changes....guitarists like me will be teaching their students and so on, forever.YES!!!!
Lee Gollin <leegollin (at)>
Conshohocken, PA United States - Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 12:42:39 (EDT)
Hey Pat, Just a quick hello. Hope your feeling good. Peace..."love that ballad".
KRob <kmramr (at)>
WDC, - Monday, June 03, 2019 at 09:40:46 (EDT)
Dear Pat, just letting you know that we are thinking of you and we send you our best wishes. You are a constant source of inspiration.
Tony Calabro and family
Morwell, Victoria Australia - Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 12:27:32 (EDT)
Wayne, thank you for sharing your feelings. I appreciate, and I wish you the best my friend
Pat Martino
- Friday, May 31, 2019 at 19:45:50 (EDT)
Sir; I have been a fan since the early 70's, when I first heard your album Joyous Lake played in it's entirety on a local Pittsburgh radio station. The story of your illness and re-emergence as a star guitarist inspired me to take up the guitar again after a 35 year hiatus. I'm not there yet, but I look forward to the time when I am sufficiently advanced to study your books and instruction videos. Thank you!!!!!!!
Wayne Prementine <waynep1669 (at)>
Union, KY United States - Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 09:06:22 (EDT)
I just watched that, wow...
nath <neeponhon (at)>
-, EU - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 13:15:28 (EDT)
Hi Pat Met you at the Detroit Jazz Fest Looking forward to hearing you in live performance again. Best wishes for a healthy recovery Gene
Gene <Bluesguy57 (at)>
Frederick, MD USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 13:00:20 (EDT)
HI PAT , Hope your feeling well. Be blessed My good brother and teacher, Bobby C
Bobby Corsetti <bcorsetti (at)>
Bellport, NY USA - Sunday, April 07, 2019 at 14:12:12 (EDT)
Hi Pat, Hope you are well. I was so disheartened that you had to postpone your gigs, was planning on seeing you at Chris' Jazz in March. I've tried several times now to post a message, hope this one goes through. Please take good care of yourself, we need your brilliance and inspiration. Looking forward to our next encounter with anxious anticipation. All my best wishes, Pat
Pat Lanigan <patl507 (at)>
Hockessin, DE USA - Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 12:26:14 (EDT)
Pat - I was the producer for Guitar Masters in Tulsa a few years back. I am working on staging another guitar show with all the original players except Herb Ellis And Terry Holmes, both now in guitar heaven. Must be a helluva jam going on there.We have more than Guitar Masters in common. I had emergency brain surgery about 3 1/2 yrs ago. I have forgotten a lot, like how to play guitar, which really doesn't matter. Someone broke into my place while I was in the first hospital and stole my guitars and computer. I might get a pawn shop guitar after I finish ths current round of rehab.Your quintet sounds amazing. Looking forward to getting a copy soon. Be well and I will be in touch about the 2nd Guitar Masters. It will be a benefit to set-up a fund to provide scholships to kids going to our local university to study music. Tulsa University has jazz camp every summer and I would like to pay the tuition for one or two guitr students. Pat Kelley coms to town each year to teach.Happy bbelated birthday. I had one n the 14th
Joey Baker <joeybaker1954 (at)>
Tulsa, OK USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 01:15:04 (EDT)
Hello Pat, I would love to see you play in the NY area sometime. Stage4 here and my only bucket list item is learning acoustic guitar and seeing a guitar master like yourself playing live. If you have a mailing list for future shows please add my name, all the best - Tom
TOM WOLFE <tomwolfe (at)>
STONY POINT, NY United States - Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 14:37:28 (EST)
Pat, we saw you at The Jazz Standard in NY in Nov, it was phenominal. Many thanks for shaking my hand, and really looking forward to seeing you soon, you’ve made such a mark on me as a player, and hope you’re in good health!
Ken Seeton <kseton (at)>
Durham, NC USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 00:20:10 (EST)
Hi there- how do we find out about tour dates? I saw PM is playing The Iridium in NYC, but wondering if he ever plays shows in Connecticut? Thanks!
Jack <johnlane70 (at)>
DERBY, CT United States - Friday, February 15, 2019 at 15:52:30 (EST)
Hi Pat, Are you touring Southern California in 2019. Would be great to see you here. Thanks.
Matt <matthew_schomburg (at)>
San Dieog, CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 13:51:55 (EST)
Sending good tidings form the northern Gulf Coast.
- Friday, February 08, 2019 at 17:48:33 (EST)
Dear pat, I hope everything is good and you feel well; we meet us very often (Graz, munich, London, mainz, vienna....) for me you are the one and only. Thank you for your beeinflussen and take care. All my love, felix
Felix Hartl <felixhartl (at)>
Neufahrn, Deutschland Deutschland - Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 15:49:33 (EST)
All of my love to you Pat...thank you for showing us how it's done and giving us path of our own through the thoughtful insight you so share so kindly, freely and eloquently.
Stu Gollin <leegollin (at)>
Conshohocken, PA United States - Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 23:32:39 (EST)
Hi Pat, Just wanted to say thank you for your music being in my life- ItÂ’s gotten me through a really tough time, having gone through two devastating car accidents as well as a traumatic divorce from my first wife, all within a year of each other. The positive energy and sense of movement in the hard swinging lines that you play always remind me to look forward to the future and just keep swinging.
Landon Eavers, 24 years old. <landitty (at)>
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 23:47:31 (EST)
saw you 'open' for al dimeola in 97, at the keswick..quite the show! you should have been the headliner! been a fan ever since. listening to Baiyina at work now. Ever play in palm beach county FL?
mike nicholas <mikenicholas327 (at)>
Lake Worth, Florida United States - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 15:30:57 (EST)
Dear Pat, I was in Mantova and what an honor and a pleasure hear your wonderful music e meet you, a great artist and an incredible human being. Everybody around me was so excited. It was an unforgettable experience. Thank you very much.
Alberto <alberto.rezzi (at)>
Rivalta di Torino (to), Piemonte Italia - Monday, November 26, 2018 at 05:41:56 (EST)
Dear Pat: I just saw one of your classes on YouTube and I'm so glad you're continuing your fantastic musical journey through life. I'm also a guitarist (Classical and Jazz) and I played a number of years in Atlanta where I was fortunate enough to witness one of your live performances at The Great Southeast Music Hall with your "Joyous Lake" quartet late 70's/early 80's. I never forgot it! Even though I don't know you personally, the manner in which you share your knowledge inspires me to say, "I Love You, Pat". You can see some of what my 16-year-old son has helped me to present on YouTube at Fred Norman Guitarist. Thank you so very much and may God continue to bless you richly through this 2018 Holiday Season. Ciao!
Fred Norman <fred.norm (at)>
Nelsonville, Ohio USA - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:36:47 (EST)
Just listened to your aptly named CD Formidable several times--truly wonderful stuff! The liner notes were insightful too. I particularly enjoyed your interplay with your organist, Pat Bianchi. Please convey my sincerest regards to him. May you all live long and prosper.
Martin Ahermaa <martin_ahermaa (at)>
Toronto, Please Select Canada - Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 05:55:46 (EST)
A lovely and generous gig in Markham. A veritable master class. The 7-string player who was first in line after the show. I'll get a Benedetto when we sell the house :-)
Martin Ahermaa <martin_ahermaa (at)>
Toronto, Please Select Canada - Friday, November 09, 2018 at 07:00:11 (EST)
Pat Martino Superstar ! ;)
ni <neeponhon (at)>
- Monday, November 05, 2018 at 06:48:58 (EST)
the nature of the guitar has been a great pleasure to learn from you, thanks.
AB Gonzalves <abgmusic2 (at)>
barcelona, catalunya spain - Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 18:00:45 (EDT)
Happy Halloween to you and Aya, Maestro.
John <john.mccook (at)>
Mobile, AL - Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 19:58:04 (EDT)
Hi Mr Martino I heard you play at Chris' in Philly last year. I have been a professional musician for 40 years and during that time have gathered TV, Broadway and International touring credits. I have also seen all the greats play because i lived in NY for 20 years. That being said, i was astounded by HOW MUCH GUITAR YOU PLAYED! It was truly masterful. I did get to talk to you briefly afterward and it was obvious how intellegent and sensitive you are. How refreshing and inspiring! I'm still thinking about it. I have recenttly relocated to Philly amd would love to take guitar lessons. I want to work on tunes that I can acompany myself while singing. I am a percussionist/vocalist by trade but I do know some guitar also. It was my first instrument and I am very musical. Not enough to study with you but not a beginner either. Is there someone you can recommend in the Philly area that teaches.? A student of yours perhaps? Thank you very much and I will look forward to your next Philly performance. Best and wishing you continued good health Robin Daniels
Robin Daniels <Robindaniels777 (at)>
Philadelphia, PA US - Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:41:29 (EDT)
Hi Pat, it was great to see you again & we enjoyed the shows at the Jazz Showcase from Thursday through Sunday. It's always an inspiration to see and hear you play as well as talking to you! I appreciate and thank you for the music & philosophical advice. Best Regards, JoeG
JoeG <artvogue (at)>
Chicago, Il USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 08:13:36 (EDT)
Hi Pat, Please come to the west coast preferable Portland or Seattle so I cna get a chance to see you play live. I have been a fan of yours for many years, and you are one of the greatest of the greats! I would love the chance to see you perform live. Thank you for all the years of great jazz music!
Perry Stevens <guruguitars (at)>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, October 22, 2018 at 23:34:04 (EDT)
Hello Pat -- We met at Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philly before your great 10pm set Friday night. We spoke about the great Les Paul and Johnny Smith, as well as your Linear Expressions book. I would love to study with you and take lessons when you are available. Thank you.
Philip Iacone <philiacone (at)>
Havertown, PA United States - Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 02:54:14 (EDT)
Greetings Maestro. I am an American guitarist and composer living in Kyoto, Japan. Humbly following the path of the great masters, such as yourself, I have created a monumental training system for fretboard harmony. I would like to connect with you and share my research into the music/instrument. Thank you and peace from Japan.
Dan Cosley <dan (at)>
Kyoto, Kyoto Japan - Monday, October 08, 2018 at 06:27:02 (EDT)
Just wanted to say hi, and that I've been a fan since the 80s. I started listening to you in high school jazz band. I still find trying to play your stuff difficult even 30 years later. Lol. Thank you you so much for being an inspiration all these years.
- Friday, October 05, 2018 at 21:07:58 (EDT)
Hello Mr.Martino My name is Makoto Takasu who talked with you at the bar in Osaka. Thank you for your kindness and wonderful words. It became unforgettable moments to me. As you said to me, I'm here to write my Email address for private lesson. Please send me details to Thank you for giving me a great opportunity to take the lesson. And I'm very looking forward to see you again in States.
Makoto Takasu <pulp39 (at)>
Osaka, Osaka Japan - Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 13:37:32 (EDT)
Hey Pat, How are you? it's been quite a while since I've spoken to or seen you. Glad to see you're still going strong. I love you my brother.
Tim Reyes <mitseyer (at)>
Archbald, Pa USA - Friday, September 28, 2018 at 23:15:36 (EDT)
Hi Pat, First time I heard your music was on Music Choice Jazz years ago with "El Hombre" from "Live At Yoshi's". Absolutely beautiful playing with an incredible energy to it. I bought that CD that same day. I've been listening to jazz quite a bit since my mid-teen years (I'm almost 53 now) and I REALLY like your playing style quite a bit. Your quiet pieces have a beautiful soulful sound to them as well. I've also been a keyboard player myself since I was a kid and savor to be able to at least approach your level of musicianship someday, too. I was trained in classical originally and didn't really get to try jazz until my 20's. I like how that genre very much to me speaks from the soul to the soul. Thank you so much for the AWESOME music and happy jamming! :)
Warren <wscheiman (at)>
Clearwater, FL US - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 18:19:37 (EDT)
Hi Pat - When you and your instrument and the music and the audience are one . . . What . . . ? How . . .? Where . . . ? Gone . . . gone . . . totally gone.
Carl Costello <carl.costello (at)>
Falls Chuch, VA USA - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 19:22:08 (EDT)
Hi Pat, My wife (Laurie) and I recently had the distinct pleasure of listening to you perform at the Crown Continent Guitar Festival, and also attended your master class presentation. Your music is incredibly nuanced and delightful. Your master class was a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, but even more so for sharing yourself! Your wisdom and admonition to be present in the moment was powerfully communicated by the way in which you embodied what you were recommending. I can offer no higher praise than to say that you reminded me of the Dalai Lama in the way that you were powerfully present in the moment. Your kindness and equanimity were an oasis of compassionate kindness. 🙏
Dennis Kole <Dennis (at)>
Bellingham , WA USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 19:44:05 (EDT)
Hey Pat, Happy Birthday!. love your playing..Come to LA soon Please!!!
Todd Ashley <rjr0001 (at)>
Indio, CA US - Monday, August 27, 2018 at 16:34:35 (EDT)
Happy belated birthday, Pat! I'm disappointed that Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis doesn't have you on their 2018 - 2019 schedule. Do come back sometime soon!
Tom Galvin
Glen Carbon, IL USA - Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:23:26 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Pat, i have loved your music since my teacher Tony Calabro introduced me to it many years ago. Unfortunately last time we were in the USA the timing wasnt right to see you play live - maybe next time! Have a wonderful day and keep making amazing music ! Carl from Australia
Australia - Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 07:24:53 (EDT)
Happy Birthday,Pat ! I hope all is well with you. May this year become a wonderful one for you. ItÂ’s an honor for me to listen to your live performance in JAPAN again. See you on September 26th, 1st show at COTTON CLUB Tokyo! Hiroshi Hagihara
Hiroshi Hagihara
Suginami ward, Tokyo JAPAN - Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 05:11:51 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Pat!
Tony Angiulo <drydocked (at)>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 00:34:31 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Pat! Hope you had a wonderful day.
Chels <chelsea.hooimeyer (at)>
Heyfield, Victoria Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 23:07:40 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Pat! Wishing you all the best.
TRAFALGAR, VIC Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 20:39:20 (EDT)
Happy birthday Pat from all the Calabro's in Australia. Best wishes always, Tony Calabro and family.
Anthony Calabro <thecalabs (at)>
Morwell, Victoria Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 19:21:43 (EDT)
Happy birthday hope all is well.Big hug from Mexico
Luis Cervantes <ocerv (at)>
Toluca, Mex Mexico - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 17:37:01 (EDT)
We wish you happy birthday, Maestro. One Virgo to another.
John <john.mccook (at)>
Mobile, AL usa - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 14:48:55 (EDT)
Hi Pat, I brought some friends to the Side Door last night. It was a virtuoso performance by you and your band. Thanks for for visiting the Connecticut shore. Come back soon. Regards, Jack Gagne
Jack Gagne <jackgagne1 (at)>
Old Saybrook, CT USA - Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 13:49:31 (EDT)
Dear ‘Liz, ..... I hope you’re better soon. Thanks so much for caring. It’s been a long time since the few moments we enjoyed. I send you my warmest, and look forward to the next time ! .
- Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 20:41:14 (EDT)
My heart is broken; I had looked forward all summer to your date at the Side Door. Got a sub, booked a motel room, borrowed a reliable car... and then threw my back out! I can't tell you how deep is my disappointment. (Years ago I met you in Illinois when you did a clinic for my former husband Fareed Haque.) Thank you for for all the love you've put out into this world, as well as the music. xo
Elizabeth Conant <elizabeth.conant (at)>
Saratoga Springs, NY US - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 14:09:06 (EDT)
Love the new home page. All may favorites.
Kevin Roberts <kmramr (at)>
wdc, usa - Friday, August 10, 2018 at 09:59:17 (EDT)
Thank you Pat for your publications and materials presented about the guitar.when I watch your course you remind me of my dad who I miss greatly. Best wishes in your future
- Monday, August 06, 2018 at 15:49:22 (EDT)
Hi, Pat. I'm very happy to know your special live in Osaka Japan on 2 Oct 2018. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Osaka Japan!
YASUHIRO UEI <kawaramono1853 (at)>
SAKAI CITY, OSAKA 日本 - Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at 06:10:36 (EDT)
Hi master pat! Youre my number one influence in guitar! Thank you. -william
william lettau <william_lattao (at)>
Toronto , ON Canada - Friday, July 06, 2018 at 10:13:28 (EDT)
Thank you my friiend, I send you my appreciations, and look forward to my next performance at NewMorn. I hope to see you when IÂ’m there. For now I send you my love !
Pat Martino
- Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 21:31:36 (EDT)
Hello Master Pat i am a saxophniste from Paris , but before playing sax i play guitar for 15 years at that time you whas my heros , but still after !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the very very best for you Michel
Michel El malem <michel.elmalem (at)>
bercheres sur vesgre, France - Friday, June 29, 2018 at 15:57:49 (EDT)
Hi Pat Just wanted to thank you again for the tremendous inspiration that you have given me both in life and on the guitar. Thank you my brother, Mike Fageros
Mike Fageros <mfageros (at)>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 01:56:38 (EDT)
Mr. Martino --I just wanted to say "thank you" for being such an inspiration to my guitar playing. Since I first heard your interpretation of sound, I have sought to improve my own playing. More over, I am inspired by your intense and creative understanding of the guitar and the creation of harmony. But most of all, I value your input as a fellow human being, caught between physical finitude and infinite creativity! Your philosophy of music translates into a philosophy of life which is as profound as it is beautiful. Thank you for all you have shared. All the best, John Duncan
John Duncan <jduncan (at)>
Norman, OKLAHOMA United States - Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 16:25:46 (EDT)
Thank you my friend. I deeply appreciate. I send you my warmest regards!
- Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 23:41:08 (EDT)
Dear Master !! I love your music so much and also the bit of your life story that I could search. Ever since my father introduced me to Joyus Lake when I was 13 years old, I take your music to my ears and my heart wherever I go. I feel a gigantic desire to see you one day in this life, but the timeless gratitude that lives in me for your existence already makes me have you with me always next. We will always be together beloved Pat! With love and gratitude, Ju
Juliano Lodos Hernandes <juliano.hernandes (at)>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Friday, June 01, 2018 at 03:14:22 (EDT)
Stu Gollin <Leegollin (at)>
Conshohocken, PA United States - Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:57:22 (EDT)
Dear Pat, thank you for your incredible playing and teaching, the Nature of Guitar, the geometric forms, the IChing, spirituality in music, especially your life story of overcoming adversity, and healing--inspiring! I'm learning a lot from your True Fire class and books, hope to see you live some day--steel and fire, Kevin
Kevin <koleary70 (at)>
Davis, California USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 16:47:55 (EDT)
Dear Pat. Just a line to thank you for a great evening at Ronnie Scott's London. Finally got to see you. Keep On Keeping On. Best wishes Al
Al <alanoconnor (at)>
London, UK - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 14:59:21 (EDT)
I just wanted to say what a special thrill it was to be able to play and hang out with you at the Indy Jazz Fest. It's an experience I will always cherish. It was only the 3rd time I'd headlined at a jazz fest. I need to reach an acceptance that it's just not in my destiny to do many jazz gigs. Anyway, you don't want to hear me whine about no gigs. That meant so much to me when you told me you were happy to hear that I was on the festival.You're a true inspiration and I hope we can hang out and play together again sometime.
Royce Campbell <roycam52 (at)>
Massanutten, Virginia United States - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 15:43:05 (EDT)
Pat, thank you very much for your yesterday's gig in Vienna. It was other-wordly. Always 'in the moment' - a great lesson on display there in the club. I am also extremely greatful and still thrilled about the time you spent with me after the show - that's never to be forgotten. Best regards!
Michał Husak <mikespost (at)>
Rybnik, Śląskie Polska - Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:11:03 (EDT)
Dear Pat Martino, I am originally from Guatemala but live in Berlin. Just like 3 years ago we jumped in to a train full with excitement and went direct to Dortmund. What a joy it was to listen to you and your trio again! Unbelievably beautiful. Your lines kept on flowing like an endless river and your comping...I will just be happy to throughly understand a 10% of what your where doing! What a sense of rhythm. Intorre and Bianchi are amazing players! Thank you again Maestro for an amazing musical evening. We will keep the good feeling in our hearts for a long long time. I wish you and your trio great success for the rest of the tour. Peace
Damian Orantes <deorantes (at)>
Berlin, Guatemala - Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 05:55:58 (EDT)
Dear Sir, I loved your performance at the Transition Jazz Festival in Tivoli, Utrecht. I was simply amazed how you, at your age and health wise been true, still play the guitar so well and blazing fast. You have my respect. Hopefully you will find your way back to the Transition Jazz Festival next year. If so, I definitely be on the front rows again. Keep on composing, playing, touring. So you will stay young in heart & soul. :-) Ciao 4 now.
Ricardo <ricardo.roumimper (at)>
Arnhem, Holland - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 14:47:04 (EDT)
Hi Pat, it was absolutely joyous to sit and listen to you play today. It was the opening of the jazz festival, and you were the first act. It was a great set and an excellent beginning. I realized the first time I met you was in 1972 at Gerdes Folk City in the village. The last time I heard you live was in 1977 at the New School. You sat in with a big band. I had a copy of your book hoping for you to sign it; however I could not get to you. Oh well! Life is good. Pat, Juanita nd I truly sends love.
Lennox seales <Seales99 (at)>
Savannah, Ga USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 18:23:56 (EDT)
Hello! I was wondering if there was any chance of getting lead sheets for Mardi Gras and or Joyous Lake.
Tony Angiulo <drydocked (at)>
New Rochelle, NY 2 Cameron Place - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 19:26:10 (EDT)
Pat, can't wait to see you at Ronnie Scotts on the 16th April. A request please? It would be wonderful if you could play Sunny. I can't tell you how often I have listened to the Umbria Jazz performance on YouTube. Thanks Colin
- Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:44:25 (EDT)
Dear Johnny, you have no idea how wonderful it is to hear from you after all these years! After so many things that were forgotten, I can clearly picture “The Wagon Wheel”, on 45th Street, as well as “hangin’ out”, and “sitting in”. I remember staying at the President Hotel on 48th Street, (btw 8th ave, and Broadway). That neighborhood was my home base during my early years with Willis “Gatortail”Jackson, (bless his soul!) up in Harlem at 135th & 7th, (Smalls Paradise). I can’t imagine how much you’ve seen since then! Nonetheless, I send you my thanks for such a wonderful reminder, along with my best wishes, and warmest regards!
Pat Martino
- Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 11:28:31 (EST)
Hi Pat: My name is Johnny Signorelli (Johnny Stevens). I don't know if you recall sitting in at The Wagon Wheel on 45th Street - Manhattan, in the 60's. You would use my Gretsch (single pickup jazz body) and sit in with Bobby Blue and his band. You simply blew us away! Here was this young kid from Philly playing such great guitar. I went on to play with the FireFlies and organ Trios, like you) I also worked with Vince Strong Organ Trio near the Wagon Wheel. It was the early years of rock but you were playing solid jazz. I'm 80 now, and it's a pleasure to remember you in your early years - great playing!! John Signorelli
John Signorelli <jsignorelli (at)>
Sarasota, FL USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 13:44:56 (EST)
Pat - thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for playing at Amp tonight. I brought 2 friends and you now have 2 new, ardent fans. My only regret is not seeing Aya there. Best wishes and please come back soon.
Joan Bull <JoanBull11 (at)>
Kensington, MD U.S. - Friday, February 16, 2018 at 22:13:40 (EST)
Hi Pat, Lennox here. Got cut off. Any how, looking forward to seeing you in March in Savannah. I have a new book. Leaping into the light. Hope you give it a read. Sincerely, Lennox
Lennox Seales <Seales99 (at)>
Savannah, Ga USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 14:12:37 (EST)
Hi Pat, I am so blessed to be a part of your teaching and playing process. I am truly great full
Lennox Seales
- Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 14:07:31 (EST)
Hi Pat, so I have always loved to listen to jazz, but never learned to play the circle of 5ths. I learned your activities and they are magic and they work over circle of fifths jazz! Even though I know music theory, I don't know why the activities work and so I want to create my own activities, but I don't know how yet. You are great. Thanks for your activities!
Kevin Cox <kevindcox (at)>
Anaheim, CA US - Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 01:54:46 (EST)
To Mr.Pat Azzara Martino Dear Pat, I love listening to you talk about your life and experiences that you've endured throughout your life. It is quite fascinating and so unreal to me, that you faced all of those challenges and be able to explain them with such intricate detail. I experienced a terrible accident when I was a teenager, at 14 years old in 1974. I had just finished elementary school grade 8, actually two weeks prior to graduation, which I did not attend because, my family and I were going to Italy on a three and a half month holiday, so when we arrived in Italy after one week into the holiday I was in a terrible motorcycle accident, I was hit by a car on the highway and went through the front wind shield and back out of the car onto the street landing inches away from a curb on the highway. I was not wearing a helmet. My mother came to the scene of the accident and there was blood scattered on the road and where I had landed. She had found one of my shoes on the other side of the highway. I was taken to the hospital before my parents had arrived at the scene of the accident, so you could just imagine what they thought. The car that hit me had spun around when trying to brake. This happened on a two lane highway a section where the roads are in between towns. What I was told is that the car behind the car that hit me, honked his horn to indicate to the driver in front to let him pass him, but he started to accelerate and there I was driving the motorcycle and got hit in action. I was in a coma for just over a month, I had two broken legs, one of the legs was fractured and hanging with pins and big needles in a sling for a week before operation which a metal plate and screws were performed and put into my right leg. My school was notified about what had happened to me and this was announced over the the morning before classes. I was told that sister Rosaline, the principle, yes she was a nun and very stern and strict. She had asked all the students to pray for me. When I awoke from the coma I had no recollection of any thing. I did not know where I was, what had happened, who all these strange people hovering over the hospital bed were. I felt like I had come out of one of the episodes from The Twilight Zone. What the hell just happened! wondering what happened to my hair it was gone shaved bald with many stitches to my head and face. I remember thinking I was in a bad dream or in parallel universe, everything felt so different and strange. I am lucky to be alive, that's what I was told by my family because they were told by doctors that I might never come out of the coma. VOILA. life has been extremely difficult and challenging, but still worth living amongst the living. Looking back on it all. LIVE IN THE MOMENT. I just want to add that you have given myself comfort with your music, your guitar playing, and being such a great human being. Looking forward to purchasing your book here and now. Note I just lost my mom on jan.05 2018 she was a very special person ,and not because she\s my mom but because she treated every person with a smile and with loving care. bless you mom. Thank You Mr. Pat Martino PS if you could respond to me it would mean so much. Also I would love to watch and listen to you play. any chance that you might come and play in Toronto, Canada or in and around Buffalo, New York Thanks again Pat, Your friend and fan Franco Cesta
Franco Cesta <fcesta (at)>
Mississauga, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 22, 2018 at 02:02:04 (EST)
Pat - just spent a wonderful hour listening to Formidable. Thank you for the emotional risks you take here. I was truly moved, and damn the album swings too! Cheers!
George Ritchie <gritchie (at)>
Baltimore, MD USA - Friday, January 12, 2018 at 19:04:23 (EST)
Tony, ..... Thank you. All my Love ......... 😍
Pat Martino
- Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at 23:12:12 (EST)
Hi Pat, I was sitting right up front for your first set at Chris’ just after Thanksgiving. I was with Ron Hassinger and we enjoyed the performance immensely. Pat you are such an inspiration, I got off the stool tonight just shy of two hours of practice and thought of you as I often do knowing the amount of time you practice and dedication you have as a person and professional musician. As we age it doesn’t get any easier but watching you gives me such energy and encouragement. Thank you for your music and you spirit as both give me new renewed energy and musical influence. I continue to study your book since my lesson of a few years back and as you say “let the guitar teach you”. I wish you all the very best of health happiness and HIS blessings this new year and always. Best Tony Molino
Tony Molino <atmolino (at)>
Williamstown , NJ USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at 22:18:58 (EST)
Hi Pat, this is my second post in your guest book section; I also had the enormous pleasure of meeting you personally in Uruguay in your Teatro Solis Concert; in that occasion we chatted about the incredible influence you have been to all modern jazz guitarists, and how your theories are absolutely brilliant; now Pat ,i would like to send my deepest and sincerest wish of love, happiness and prosperity to you and all your dear ones , and to thank you for your creation of the modern vocabulary for Jazz Guitar, thank you Master all the best
Daniel Bertolone <danielbertolone (at)>
Balneario Salinas, Uruguay - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:25:16 (EST)
One of my favorite artist transcending the boundaries of music. I'll be flying to Palermo, Sicily on 7 april to see and listen whatever he'll be performing. Praying to be blessed by This Autumn's Ours...though.
Stefano Calabrese
- Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 15:36:22 (EST)
Pat: I want to reiterate how much we enjoyed your outstanding first set at ChrisÂ’ last Saturday. The performances by you and the entire band were inspiring, and have given me many ideas to tap into in my own playing. I also donÂ’t think IÂ’ve ever seen a band so enjoy the music they were creating, especially your organist and drummer. A very hearty Thank You!
Isaac Levy
Philadelphia, PA - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 00:25:25 (EST)
Hi Pat, What a great night on Saturday! The whole band was smokin', and you were on fire as always. Listened to Formidable twice already, so glad I could pick it up that night. The Great Stream was a special treat for me, first heard you play it live at Grendel's Lair in '73. Thanks for always taking a moment to chat. Looking forward to the next encounter. All the best, Pat.
Pat Lanigan <patl507 (at)>
Hockessin, DE USA - Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:10:49 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving, Pat. I am thankful to know that I'll be seeing your first set at Chris' this Saturday with my musician buddy Justin, who will be seeing you for his first time. Gonna be great, I know it!
Bill Covaleski
Glenmoore, PA USA - Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 12:46:44 (EST)
Hello Pat! I just bought Formidable and finished hearing it. ItÂ’s just smoking! I love it! (The whole band is grooving high in Hipsippy Blues!) Thanks again for the great music. Happy to know that youÂ’re going to Europe next year. I hope to hear you and shake your hand again in Germany. Peace and love :)
Damian Orantes Palencia <deorantes (at)>
Guatemala, Guatemala - Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 01:18:09 (EST)
Hey Pat, can't wait to see you again Saturday night at Chris', hope the new CD will be available to pick up then. Happy Thanksgiving!
Pat Lanigan <patl507 (at)>
Hockessin, DE USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 15:04:14 (EST)
You and your music are so inspiring to me. Thank you Joe
Joe Overmyer <overmyerram (at)>
fairfield, IA United States - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 21:54:23 (EST)
Hi Pat-I met you backstage at Yoshi's when you recorded with Joey and Billy. It was a wonderful moment for me as I have followed your career since 1968. We talked about your 12 string you used on Desperado. I study that album lots and your ideas are the greatest. I met a pianist name Bobby Pierce who played very organistic lines-he said I grew up in Columbus with Don Patterson. Thanks much for your creativity and talent.
john nichols <owlameda1 (at)>
alameda, ca usa - Monday, November 13, 2017 at 04:50:02 (EST)
Dear Pat, la tua Palermo e la Sicilia ti aspettano con gioia al concerto del prossimo 7 aprile al Brass Group. Sarei felice, in quell'occasione, di ringraziarTi per la magnifica musica che regali alle mie giornate.
ernesto oliva <ernesto_oliva (at)>
Palermo, Sicily Italia - Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 16:41:27 (EST)
Hi Pat, I love your new CD. Especially love the re-reocrding of two of your compositions, Nightwings and On the Stairs. Thank you. Hope to hear you again in person soon when you return to the SF/Oakland Bay area. Love the sax/trumpet addition to your trio. Take care...enjoy!
Michael Irvine <mirvn (at)>
El Sobrante, CA USA - Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 03:31:56 (EST)
Hey Pat, my name is Theo, I am originally from Athens Greece 32 years old. Your art has been a part of my life. I am also a guitar player and one of my everyday practices includes your methods and solos. You are a true blessing in this world. Thank you for your art and knowledge.
Theo <theo.gkoutsidis (at)>
Birmingham, AL United States of America - Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 12:35:57 (EST)
Driving into work this morning, Checkn out Formidable, Beautifully done.
Krob <kmramr (at)>
Wdc, - Monday, October 30, 2017 at 08:53:40 (EDT)
Welcome Back. The CD is Great! Added to and Jazz 24/7 from WGBH Boston.
Tessil Collins <sol (at)>
Boston, MA United States - Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 20:25:45 (EDT)
Enjoyed Formidable very much. Trio plus horns a nice vibe. The mention of Grant Green in the liner notes hit home...felt that in the music just a touch. Great music, thank you.
John <john.mccook (at)>
'Murica... - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 19:32:28 (EDT)
Hi Pat, I have your new CD playing (for fourth time since it was released yesterday) louder than I probably should! Enjoying every note from all the players. Wonderful, Pat! Hope to see you back in the Bowling Green OH area sometime soon! Love from BG--Dan.
Dan Wiegmann <ddwiegmann (at)>
Bowling Green, OH United States - Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:44:39 (EDT)
I have heard of Pat Martino but had not heard him until tonight - I was waiting for my kids and listening to KCCK and heard the tune Bolita from the Willis Jackson LP - Single Action - I was just blown away by the tune and by Pat's awesome guitar work both comping and solo - just fantastic - always nice to discover something new - to me - look forward to checking out all your stuff - God Bless
Rocco Conte <mattawomanbeantown (at)>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA - Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 22:20:54 (EDT)
Now, I'm listening to your great NHK Radio Recording in Japan on SEP 2017. When I found "Live at Yoshi's" and listened to your exciting Guitar play for the first time, I have been crazy about your music until now. I'm looking forward to your new album. Please take care of yourself !
Osaka, Japan - Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:03:33 (EDT)
Thank you Pat for sharing your ideas about music and life. Bought some of your guitar strings (15's) great tone, have them on all my guitars. Self taught, guitar playing has brought muck joy in my life. Thanks again!
Gordon Taylor <gordontaylor38848 (at)>
Lorain, Ohio United States - Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 12:52:15 (EDT)
Hello Pat, I have been listening to you since the early 80s and am excited that you'll be in Buffalo in October. Looking forward to seeing play live!!
Jim Tennies <olijtennies (at)>
Westfield, NY US - Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:27:34 (EDT)
Hi Pat I just discovered your music on spotify! Sunny is my favourite song. Please come to Los Angeles! I would love to see you live.
Tatiana Bustamante <tatluvsflowers (at)>
Pomona, CA United States - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 16:35:48 (EDT)
Hello from Brazil, Pat! There's not much to say, but... Thanks for everything! Hope you're fine! =)
Viktor De Lima <viktorlima (at)>
Indaiatuba, SP Brazil - Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at 02:48:53 (EDT)
Pat, I took lessons and seminars with you at GIT in 1980 and it meant so much to me to be around a gifted musician like yourself thanks for your inspiration through the years I hope this finds you in good health ! I can't begin to tell you how influential you have been to me and so many others, peace and love, MB
Mike Barnes <ashevilleguitar (at)>
Asheville , NC USA - Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 16:55:37 (EDT)
Sending wishes for another great solar orbit!
John <john.mccook (at)>
Mobile, AL - Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 17:28:27 (EDT)
Dear Pat: Hello and hope you're doing fine. Happy Birthday today(August 25). Cheers, Otto
Otto Greenleaf <Vortex31 (at)>
Woodlyn, Pa. USA - Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:15:34 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Pat! Wishing you many more birthdays filled with good health and great Jazz! Thank you so much for the last 45 years of jazz guitar inspiration! It was an honor and joy to reconnect at the Blue Note Napa in March. I look forward to meeting up with you again soon. Cheers, Charlie
Charlie Tresca <winecountryjazzguitar (at)>
Ukiah, CA U.S.A. - Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:23:15 (EDT)
Happy birthday, Pat! I hope that you can come back to the St. Louis area soon.
Tom Galvin
Swansea, IL USA - Friday, August 25, 2017 at 09:13:50 (EDT)
Have a wonderful Birthday Pat. I'm looking forward to our up coming visit.
Andre Ferreri <droidjazz (at)>
Charlotte, NC United States - Friday, August 25, 2017 at 08:25:04 (EDT)
Dear Pat, wish you a very nice birthday, a special wonderfull day - thank you for beeing here - your enlightening wisdom specially beyond music. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
felix <felixhartl (at)>
munich, germany - Friday, August 25, 2017 at 00:33:42 (EDT)
Please have a Wonderful BirthDay Mr Pat Martino! with Love and Respect
Crooklyn, NY MartinoVille - Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 13:27:53 (EDT)
Happy happy Birthday !!
mitsuhiro harada
nagasaki, japan - Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:47:25 (EDT)
Happy Birthday wishes, Pat. With love from Mikey Dimples and me. We saw you last December in Philly. Still as great as ever.
Michele Birtch <mcbirtch (at)>
ABSECON, NJ USA - Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 06:32:53 (EDT)
Happy Birthday,Pat ! I hope all is well with you. May this year become a wonderful one for you and your beautiful wife Aya-san. See you soon in Kumamoto Prefecture! All best, Hiroshi Hagihara of IC JAPAN Co.,Ltd.
Hiroshi Hagihara
Suginami ward, Tokyo JAPAN - Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 01:07:21 (EDT)
Hi Pat, greeting from indonesia, late i found you, i'm so exciting!. You are an inspiration to me to learn more about guitar, no more words can say. God bless you Pat!
Andre Bahar <andre.bhr (at)>
Palembang, Indonesia - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 04:48:29 (EDT)
Dear Pat. I purchased your TrueFire course on The Nature of Guitar. I watch it over and over. It is phenomenal. Not just the wonderful instruction but the interviews where you are so open and gracious. Thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge. You have reacquainted myself and no doubt others,through this course with the idea of exploration and child like playfulness and curiosity. I could go on and on but really I just wanted to say thanks. So Thank You Pat. Best wishes Patrick.
Patrick <patrickotoole1 (at)>
Ireland - Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 19:58:22 (EDT)
Dear Jimmy, ...... thank you so much for the kind words. I hope that we do cross paths in the near future. Until then both me, and my wife Ayako send you, and Junko our best wishes, and warmest regards!
Pat Martino
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 14:50:58 (EDT)
Dear Sensei, Thank you deeply for so many years of intense inspiration and enlightening wisdom not only in music but in life itself... May you always be blessed safe throughout your journeys... My wife Junko and I hope to meet you someday soon! Peace and Love, Guitarist, Jimmy Dormire Jimmy
Jimmy Dormire <jimmydormire (at)>
Altamont, TN USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:37:50 (EDT)
Dear Pat, here is wishing you a happy birthday. From Juanita &Lennox Seales. Here is wishing you lots of love and blessings .
Lennox seales <Lseales64 (at)>
Savannah, Ga USA - Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 21:32:33 (EDT)
Dear Pat Was fortunate enough to attend your sold-out show at Yoshi's last week. Your heartfelt gratitude to the audience was expressed so beautifully in both your words and your playing. What a beautiful gesture to your fans. As always it was a pleasure to see you. For myself so many times over so many years there is no one else who takes it where you go. All the best to you. RC
- Monday, July 17, 2017 at 14:29:46 (EDT)
Dear mr martino, I have been a fan since the mid sixtys, I'm still blown out listening to El Hombre..And watching you play never ceases to amaze me.Also I love your instructional videos on youtube..They, like you are nothing short of amazing. You have a most unique approach to the guitar..Which have been very helpful to my own meager attempts at playing the guitar..thank you sir
jack marion <jmarion2 (at)>
costa mesa, ca usa - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 00:56:23 (EDT)
Hi Pat, I really enjoyed your Outpost Performances and guitar clinic in Albuquerque on 7/14/17 and 7/15/17. Thanks for making us a stop on your tour. PS Come back soon!
Ed <ejotool (at)>
Peralta, NM USA - Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 13:24:14 (EDT)
Dear Pat, It was a privilege to attend your amazing performance tonight at the Moss theatre in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and and honor to be able to meet you in person back stage afterward. It was my goal for many years to return to the guitar one day. I have always enjoyed playing the guitar, and learning jazz improvisation seemed so complicated and demanding investment in appreciable time, that I thought it will not be attainable, until I discovered your two courses: The Nature of the Guitar, and Linear Progressions, which I am currently studying. As I expressed to you tonight when we met, I am very interested to meet with you after I complete these two courses and had a chance to absorb and practice the material, for Few days of intensive study where we can spend something like two hours a day TBD. It would be a dream come true to me to be able to study and learn from you. Please advise, With best regards, -David.
David Rochblatt <David.j.rochbaltt (at)>
Sherman Oaks, Ca USA - Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 04:11:02 (EDT)
Hello!!! Mr. Martino, Pleasure meeting you friday evening @ Blues Alley. I'm incredibly grateful for your performance and being able to talk with you about the circle of fifths, negative harmony, and sacred geometry. I hope to meet with you again when you are in the DC/Baltimore area or make arrangements to meet in Philadelphia sometime! Sincerely, Alex Bizzarro
Alex Bizzarro <bizzar96 (at)>
Lusby, MARYLAND United States - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:22:46 (EDT)
Dug that version of Oleo last nite @Blues in the alley. Thanks Brother Mac-tough
Kevin Roberts <kmramr (at)>
wdc, - Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 08:09:30 (EDT)
Congrats on the 50th anniversary of El Hombre. We ope you have a wonderful weekend at Blues Alley and wish we could be there, we will be in spirit.
John <john.mccook (at)>
Mobile, - Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 19:58:35 (EDT)
Master Martino, I check regularely your tour plan (to see when you will be back in Europe!) and I saw the gigs you performed for two years as a quintet with Adam Niewood and Alex Norris. I am extremely curious to hear such an exciting combo, and I was wondering if we would have the chance to hear you with this line-up on our side of the ocean.... or to access in a near future to a recording? Do you plan publishing a record in quintet? It would be so great! Thank you so much for your inspiring play and your rewarding attitude, and I wish you all the best, Bertrand (Luxembourg)
Bertrand Magron <bmagron (at)>
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg - Monday, June 19, 2017 at 06:41:13 (EDT)
Hi Pat, I was able to hear you at the Blue Note in Napa a couple of months ago. We talked briefly while you were relaxing at the bar. We talked about your album Stone Blue. I am busy working on the tunes from Jørg Heauser' transcriptions. I will again have the pleasure of hearing you with your trio at Yoshi's on July 11. Can't wait! Mike
Mike Irvine <mirvn (at)>
El Sobrante, CA USA - Friday, June 16, 2017 at 22:58:21 (EDT)
just checking in Pat. I back in philly area hopefully I get a chance to see you soon!
chuck <mal1611 (at)>
coatesville, PA USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 07:40:00 (EDT)
Thanks Pat for your music from a french acoustic guitarist .
regis coisne <regiscoisne (at)>
montargis, France - Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 16:52:29 (EDT)
Hello, Mr.Martino. Thanks for your wonderful performance at the Seoul Jazz Festival 2017. The encore number "Sunny" was just perfect. I feel so lucky to see you performing again, I thought I'd never be able to. Thanks for visiting my city, and I deeply hope it wouldn't be your last. Thanks again!
Inmo Koo <inmo247 (at)>
Seoul, Korea - Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 01:22:08 (EDT)
Hi Pat, My wife Amanda and I saw you at your final performance at the Iridium May 6. It was my Birthday and we were on our honeymoon. Your concert was our first destination when we arrived in New York! When I met you after the show you were so kind and let me get a picture. Very down to earth guy and you have inspired me greatly. My only regret is not giving you one of my picks as to give you something to show that you have inspired a young guitar player to take playing more serious. If there is an address that I can send it to please email me back. Thank you and all the best!
Michael Ball <michaelball709 (at)>
St. Johns, NL Canada - Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:46:23 (EDT)
Mr. Martino, I am eagerly awaiting your performance in Seattle this Summer!
Kyle Cianchetta <cianchetta0 (at)>
Seattle, WA US - Friday, May 12, 2017 at 02:12:33 (EDT)
Dear Pat, thank you for an amazing set at Chris's last Saturday and for playing Mac Tough. It was wonderful to be in the moment with you and to meet you briefly after the show. An honor to know you, and fan for 44 years, Paul
Paul <paullindenmaier (at)>
Stockbridge, MA USA - Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 16:57:00 (EDT)
Hello! How are you? I hope all is well with you. Your Japan tour in May is approaching! I reserved the second show of Friday on 26th at COTTON CLUB. Would you please play EL HOMBLE for me if you can. Please check "Pat Martino Fansite" on facebook. Site's manager is me. I look forward to being able to meet you now.
Hiroshi Hagihara
Suginami ward, Tokyo JAPAN - Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:19:28 (EDT)
Dear Pat - We're bringing a little party to see the early show at Chris' this Saturday. We are huge fans and I surprised our friends who are driving in from Massachusetts with reservations. If I can be so bold as to make a request, my friend Paul's favorite tune of yours is Mac Tough. It would be so cool if you could possibly play that. If not, believe me, we will love whatever you play! Thanks so much for the wonderful music. Sincerely, Caitlin
Huntingdon Valley, PA USA - Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 13:33:53 (EDT)
Hello Pat, I was listening to Remember quite a bit these last few days and feeling nostalgic about all the wonderful performances at Blues Alley. I do hope the roads will lead us to cross paths again one day. All the best to you both. Stephanie sends her best as well.
John <john.mccook (at)>
Mobile, AL - Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 17:32:18 (EDT)
Dear Pat, thank you so much for allowing my son and friends backstage last night at the Reading Jazz Fest, it was such and honor to finally meet you and talk to you about my old Berklee roommate Garrison (Gary) Fewell. Pat Bianchi, Carmen, Alex and Adam were wonderful and awe-inspiring too. Gary took me to see you in '74, at the Tower Theater in Philly and I will never forget it. Thank you for a lifetime of the most wonderful music. - Brian Huff
Brian Huff <brianehuff (at)>
COllegeville, PA USA - Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 08:53:34 (EDT)
Hi Pat. I am 8 years old and a student of Tony Calabro. I have been learning the guitar for just over a year and I like your music. My favourite is Lazy Bird because of your fast and accurate picking. I am so appreciative that my teacher has recommended your music so I can aspire to be as good as you are. Thanks for all your wonderful songs.
Josh <dbjriggingptyltd (at)>
Traralgon, VIC Australia - Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 01:00:20 (EDT)
Pat Thank you for all the wonderful music throughout the years May the angels always be around you, your family, and your friends! alan***********
alan sekulow <starforest8 (at)>
las vegas, NM USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:28:33 (EDT)
I am still in awe of your performance last night at Cafe Pink House in Saratoga, CA. Mesmerizing and soulful, while technically superior in every way. Beautiful songs. And Hammond player and drummer were stunning as well. I'm going to practice some scales now.
David Martin <dhmart (at)>
Saratoga, CA USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 19:44:46 (EDT)
Pat, it was an absolute honor and joy to see you again and chat in Napa after 45 years! As always, your playing and composing are inspirational. I sent your love to your nephew, Larry. I also posted pictures of your performance on our Jazz Guitar Addition FB page. I hope you come back to Blue Note Napa. Can't wait to see you again! Best Regards, Charlie
Charlie Tresca <winecountryjazzguitar (at)>
Ukiah, California United States - Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 14:59:02 (EDT)
best wishes; ever thought about a Pat Martino Radio? it would take the decision-making out of listening to your beauty; please... so it can run all day without the choice of one piece or another
Victor <victorpodeanu (at)>
Bucharest, Romania - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 15:25:07 (EDT)
Hi Pat, I am a full time guitar player and had the pleasure of watching your video on True fire The Nature of Guitar. I will be working on it for a long time. In Summery you talked about your life and shared your personal life and feelings in a segment called “ What’s beneath the Stone”. Wow, I think you just changed my life, because of my own feelings towards guitar and the way I relate to the world, people as time goes by. All I know is that it was a very moving summery and I wanted to thank you for being so humble and open with your feelings and thoughts on you life. I hope that someday I can be a great guitar player although I am very lucky to be able to support myself playing guitar.
Alan Stevens <kimos55 (at)>
Kihei, Hi USA - Monday, March 06, 2017 at 19:01:26 (EST)
Hi Pat,I Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I hope all is well with You and Aya. I see you will be playing here in town at the Iridium in May . And I'm going to do my best to get in to see you. Its very sad to Hear of Larry Coryell"s Passing. Please stay well and be blessed . And keep Drinking that Wheat Grass !
Bobby Corsetti <Bcorsetti (at)>
Bellport, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 21:28:09 (EST)
Mr Martino, you are, to me, the most respectable - other than great - jazz guitar player around. I was blown away by you with "Dreamsville" back in the old days. Now I just heard "Footprints" and a great nostalgia came over. As long as guys like you are around, jazz lives, against all odds.
Alexandre Mihanovich <alexandremihanovich (at)>
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 00:52:10 (EST)
Mr.Martino,my name is Michael Stevens and i'm a multi instrumentalists,composer and arranger from Kansas City,Missouri.I want to thank you for all the wonderful music that you have given us and continue to give us.You are a great inspiration to millions of people all over the world.I wish you many more years of great music.Thank you.
Michael Stevens <michaelstevens8 (at)>
Kansas City, Missori United States - Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at 20:10:38 (EST)
Happy Anniversary baby got you on my mind!(February 7). Nice guitar playing as well.
Otto Greenleaf <Vortex31 (at)>
Woodlyn, Pa. USA - Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 11:39:07 (EST)
Dear Pat, I have enjoyed your music very much over the years and have many of your records, as well as those of artists you have worked with. I recently did a blog post about a good shopping day in DC, where I picked up records by Trudy Pitts, Willis Jackson and Don Patterson that you played on. If you would like to read it, go to Regardless, I wish you peace and good health. Joel E. Turner
Joel E. Turner <joeleturner (at)>
Havertown, PA USA - Monday, February 06, 2017 at 14:49:48 (EST)
Dear Mr. Martino would you in the near future come to Play in Germany ore may be even Munich were i live ? i can commend Bayerisch Hof jazz club, nice atmosphere god audience Yours. Peer Zinglersen best wishes and you great Biography
Peer Zinglersen <Zinglersen (at)>
munich, Baberya Germany - Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 17:25:32 (EST)
Pat, love you and miss you! Gonna try to make it out to one of your shows soon!
Mike Fageros <mfageros (at)>
Houston, TX USA - Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 20:26:56 (EST)
I suggested that SF Jazz Center book you after your upcoming Napa shows but got no reply. Their loss.
philip gara <whodrixlab (at)>
San francisco, California United States - Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 16:57:06 (EST)
Pat, Introduced one of my sons to your "The Maker" release. You've got a new fan! Love you work, have for years. You've give me hours and hours of joy listening to your music. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. All the best to you. Jeff
Jeff Richards <jeffandjaneare (at)>
La Mesa, CA United States - Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 13:52:34 (EST)
miss you Pat! Happy New Year ! Winds of the old days! Love, chuck
chuck mallon <mal1611 (at)>
phila , pa 19320 - Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12:57:48 (EST)
i wonder how you like my cd Pat i now have a 2003 pat martino gibson
craig morrison <morrisoncraig (at)>
phila, PA usa - Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:23:44 (EST)
I'm a big fan and have been for many years. Thanks for all the great music and keep it up. I'm a 72 yr old bands since the 50s and still "doing it". Thanks for the inspiration.
Gary Huggins <hugginsgary (at)>
Paris, TX USA - Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 08:06:55 (EST)
Hey Pat, I'm a 16 year old guitarist, and I'd like to say that you and Wes have been the biggest influences on my playing (Wes my technique and you my sound, if you can separate the two). In fact, your Impressions was the first jazz song I learned (I found a transcription online). 3 years in, I have just finished learning Passata on Guitar, and I'm moving onto learning Prelude from Starbright. Thank you!
NJ USA - Monday, January 16, 2017 at 21:03:15 (EST)
Pat Martino a living Legend this guy is on a whole nother level he can help you become a more fulfilled musician by tapping in to your creative force with in your mind . no Joke.
Fresh Water Records <james.kegler (at)>
Fayetteville , NC United States - Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 07:46:26 (EST)
Happy New Year Pat and Aya !! Much love to both of you from the Corsetti's Bobby and Gabrielle
Bobby Corsetti <bcorsetti (at)>
Bellport, N.Y. U.S.A - Sunday, January 01, 2017 at 15:38:53 (EST)
HAPPY NEW YEAR PAT !!!!!!!!!!! it is so essential to know you in the world - thank you so much ---- HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!
felix <felixhartl (at)>
munich, germany - Sunday, January 01, 2017 at 00:40:47 (EST)

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