Tuesday, June 28th

We are so saddened to announce the passing of Patrick C Azzara (Pat Martino) on November 1, 2021.

His legacy is a gift to us all, from the moment he first picked up the guitar to his last day on earth, Pat never wavered from his true calling.

Condolences to his wife Ayako Martino .

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Pat Martino Fund

Internationally beloved jazz guitarist Pat Martino (Patrick C. Azzara) has not worked since November 2018 due to severe health issues and his ability to keep financially afloat has been greatly impacted by his current disabilities. This legendary artist from Philadelphia has exhausted his savings and sees no other options before him other than to appeal to the larger community for help. He needs your donations and your good will to keep his household intact and pay medical bills while he concentrates on getting healthy.

Click to read more and/or donate.

If you would like to contribute by check, send a check for any amount to:
Patrick C. Azzara, 2318 South 16th St., Philadelphia PA 19145.

Watch a promo for Pat's latest recording Formidable !

Pat's new course: 'A Study of the Opposites and How They Manifest on the Guitar' is available at:

Pat's new True Fire video 'The Nature of Guitar' is now available!
See the Books/Videos page.
*** NEW *** TrueFire uploaded a You Tube video: Pat on composition, part I

Now available! Pat Martino’s autobiography 'Here And Now', published by Backbeat Books.
See the
Books/Videos page for more detail.

Full details of Pat's new signature guitar are now available at the Benedetto website!
Scroll down the Benedetto website page to see YouTube clips of Pat playing this guitar!


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