INTERNATIONAL FINGERSTYLE GUITAR CHAMPION

Guitarist    Vocalist    Composer

LINKS

Official Website: www.marksganga.com

Facebook: Mark Sganga Music

Instagram: marksganga

YouTube: Mark Sganga Channel

SHORT BIO

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.

 

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, 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.

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

- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Sganga makes you take notice”

- Eric Shepard, The Journal News

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

- Brian Wilson, WOR-AM Radio

“the kind of liveliness that causes smiles to happen”
"dexterity, sensitivity, and power...beautiful tones"

- Mitch Kaplan, The Suburban News

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 06, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
    Tappan, 110 Main St, Tappan, NY 10983, USA
    Come join Int'l Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga, Freddy Pastore (b) and Charles Descarfino (d) at our favorite historic tavern. Always special guests sitting in! Make a reservation!
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  • Jul 07, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    American Kitchen & Bar, 359 US-130, East Windsor, NJ 08520, USA
    Make your reservation! I'll be performing at Americana, the fun, long-standing fave of East Windsor! Great menu!
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  • Jul 10, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Last Whiskey Bar, 45 Woodlands Way, Warwick, NY 10990, USA
    Kerry Linder (v/p), Martin Pizzarelli (b), and I return to the new fantastic gem in Warwick - The Last Whiskey Bar... absolutely worth the scenic drive, JOIN US! www.lastwhiskeybar.com
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