“…A live wire celebration of the distortion free vocabulary of jazz and blues guitar.” – Ted Drozdowski Boston Phoenix

“… Swing guitar masters.” – Boston Globe

“…The New  Guitar Summit’s arrangements  (Gerry Beaudoin, Jay Geils and Duke Robillard) fused Charlie Christian’s early single note innovations with the kind of deftly exchanged dovetailing choruses associated with the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd).”                                                      -  Mike Joyce, Washington Post


“…The time has come to pay homage to Jay Geils’ guitarmanship.” – LA Times

“… Renowned rocker Jay Geils, founder of Boston’s legendary J.Geils Band sounded absolutely convincing as a jazz guitarist.” Hartford Courant

“…Jay Geils Plays Jazz shows the musicianship of Jay Geils on guitar, and delves into his diverse and

deep background and love of music. ”   – Luxury Experience Magazine

“…Toe Tappin’ Jazz, released near the end of 2009, is the most outstanding new jazz CD I’ve heard in many years. ” – Charlie Ricci Bloggerhythms


“… Their performance (Gerry Beaudoin and David Grisman) swings formidably through out. This recording is highly recommended.” – Billboard Magazine

“… Everyone enjoys playing with friends, but when your friends include mandolin titan David Grisman, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, and jazz clarinetist Billy Novick a friendly get together becomes a memorable musical event.  Beaudoin and Pizzarelli trade sensuous, smoky lines on My Romance and Mood Indigo while Grisman pops pristine solos on the Sonny Rollins classic St. Thomas. There is even an all acoustic string version of the classic All Blues.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“…Each player continued to set and exceed standards with each turn at bat.””- Washington Post

“… Gerry Beaudoin and his trio played with verve and panache on their live recording.” – Chris Burden String Jazz UK

“.. One of the finest jazz guitarists on the face of the earth, Mr. Gerry Beaudoin.”- Gene Petit PBS Radio Program Director WICN

“…For the serious jazz fan, Beaudoin is a guitar player you need to hear.” – Jazz Music Archives


“…. Pianist Paul Schmeling and guitarist Gerry Beaudoin remind you of a Jim Hall-Bill Evans collaboration.”     – Jazz Times

“In an age of hyphenated musical genres, strange haircuts, the power of MTV and hype, hype, hype The Boston Jazz Ensemble should get an award for having the guts to be simple, honest, and true to itself.  The mood is mellow but definitely not de-clawed or diluted.”   -  Hartford Advocate

“…An easy listening soft jazz album of real beauty.  Recommended.” – Denver Post


“..Very engaging signature line in this swinging blues track by Gerry Beaudoin.  Really liked the contrast in style and sound between all the members yet it’s still a very cohesive mix. The jazz pedigree of this assembly of talent is pretty amazing as evidenced by the stellar solos by Howard, Gerrard and Gerry. The band flirts between an old school , “round the horn” solos format to sounding like a jazz jam band, especially during the tag where all members trade 4’s and Gerry taking it out with one last tasteful flourish. The rhythm section is masterful, lead by the drummer setting the dynamics with light buzz rolls early on in and then getting downright scrappy midway through the solo sections. The addition of Gerry’s son Gerard on vibes is stunning, a very intuitive player equally at home with laying down spare lines behind the guitars or laying down a beautifully constructed solo that culminated with a huge shout out from the crowd. This is the real deal and these are serious players playing their own brand of Jazz, Swing and Blues, check it out! ”


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