JUNE 10-14, 2019
Full moon resort BIG INDIAN, NY

"It has been exciting to watch the Alt Guitar Summit emerge as one of the most interesting and distinguished forums for our instrument on the planet. The work that Joel has done with this festival to showcase the development of the guitar and the expanded role that it has taken in music is a testament to the almost unlimited sonic dimensions the word “guitar” can invoke in the imagination of musicians and fans alike." - Pat Metheny


Greetings and welcome to year three of the most unusual, forward thinking, open-minded guitar camp on the planet! This year we are thrilled to welcome Mike Stern, widely considered one of the most important jazz guitarists of our generation. Mike's intersection of rock, funk, and jazz has fueled a remarkable career, whose highlights include stints with Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, and Dennis Chambers, as well as 6 Grammy nominations for his own work. His wife Leni Stern will be offering insights into blending jazz with traditional music from Mali and India. Ben Monder will discuss his endlessly inventive use of chords and his staggering single note runs that cross all stylistic boundaries, while Julian Lage will show us what it takes to become fantastically fluent in multiple styles of American music. And of course I will be on hand as well. 

Once again we have scholarship money. We can only consider those who are truly in need and could never attend without help. In order to qualify for a scholarship you must email Joel Harrison an mp3 or video of two performances. Precedence will be given to the most compelling, dedicated players. Send to harrisongtr@gmail.com


Eventbrite - Alternative Guitar Summit

In the words of Summit founder Joel Harrison,
"This camp represents the type of learning situation I longed for growing up, but could never find."