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NWGG in the News

- On TV in Seattle on New Day Northwest 

- In Allentown, PA performing at WFMZ's Music Monday

- Voice of America: Beyond Category TV feature

- Live on Portland's KMHD Jazz 89.1

- TV appearance for CT's Live Lunch Break

- Featured Article in Downbeat Magazine

 
The New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), NWGG performs classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity with the acoustic and electric guitar. Smith and Storie founded the group 10 years and today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm throughout the United States and abroad.

In August of 2015, New West Guitar Group released a their new project 'Send One Your Love' on Summit Records. The recording features guest 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. 

Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, the New West Guitar Group has released five instrumental albums over the last 10 years. Each project features their
 signature style of laid-back virtuosity through expert arrangements that combine the acoustic and electric guitars. Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz radio stations, while their unique arrangements are performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs. Graduates of USC’s Thornton School of Music, the trio’s versatility as players and composers have given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.

  • Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent  musical landscape these three players create. - Metronome Magazine

  • Shimmering arpeggios, collectively strummed chords...tight cracking interplay and complementary playing.” - Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine


  •  “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists... - Vintage Guitar Magazine