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Int'l Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga playing his acoustic guitar in Harriman State Park



Finger Style

Guitar Champion


Mark Sganga is a virtuoso guitarist whose performance has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur to the Thredbo Jazz Festival in Australia.  Mark's fingerstyle guitar weaves a rich tapestry of beautiful melody, dynamic rhythm, & imaginative improvisation.


Fusing influences from South America & around the world, Mark creates an entrancing travelogue, as an instrumentalist, bandleader, singer-songwriter & educator.  He has been featured on tours & recordings with Indian violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam, alongside Larry Coryell & Herbie Hancock. He has played opposite the legendary Taj Mahal & Les Paul among other greats. Recently, Mark and his Trio headlined the Clayton Jazz Festival opposite Bernie Williams. Mark also played opposite John Oates, Phil Keaggy, Sam Bush, Bryan Sutton, Colin Linden, Kathy Mattea and more at the City Winery in Nashville, TN.


He is a repeat featured performer & judge at The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition as well as a main-stage performer at the venerable Walnut Valley Festival in Wichita, KS where Mark won first place in the 2009 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.

“a bright new light in the Jazz/Brazilian music scene”

- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine

“the kind of liveliness that causes smiles to happen”
“dexterity, sensitivity & power…beautiful tones”

- Mitch Kaplan, The Suburban News

“one of the top guitarists in the New York area”

- Brian Wilson, WOR-AM Radio

“Sganga makes you take notice”

- Eric Shepard, The Journal News

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