New West Guitars

New West Guitars have developed a widespread reputation as one of the premier jazz guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA), and Will Brahm (LA), they perform exciting originals, jazz standards and popular covers. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty, and virtuosity through using classic “archtop style” jazz guitars.

Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times,  the New West Guitars have released 7 full-length albums since 2005. Each project features their unique style of laid-back virtuosity and finely crafted arrangements. Their latest album, “Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House” was filmed and recorded near Allentown, Pennsylvania at a legendary opera house built in the 1800s. The project features original compositions and popular covers captured in an exciting live setting for a sold-out crowd.  

In August of 2015, New West released a collaborative project, “Send One Your Love” on Summit Records. The recording features renowned jazz vocalists: Gretchen Parlato, Sara Gazarek, Becca Stevens, Tierney Sutton, and Peter Eldridge. Downbeat Magazine gave this CD the prestigious Editor’s Pick in their August 2015 issue. 

Smith and Storie founded New West at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm and special guests throughout the United States and abroad. Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz radio stations, while their repertoire is performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs. New West Guitars’ versatility as players and composers has given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.

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