1980s

Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan Birth Name Stanley Jordan Born July 31, 1959, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Age 61 Genres Jazz, Jazz Fusion Instruments Guitar Labels Blue Note/Capitol/EMI, Arista, Mack Avenue Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fret board of the guitar with both hands. In …

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Shawn Lane

Shawn Lane Birth Name Shawn Lane Born March 21, 1963, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Died September 26, 2003 (aged 40) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Instrumental Rock, Jazz Fusion, World Fusion Instruments Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Bass Associated Acts Jonas Hellborg/Jeff Sipe, Black Oak Arkansas, Savage Innocence, D.D.T., The Willys, The Streets Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 – …

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Ron Jarzombek

Ron Jarzombek Birth Name Ron Jarzombek Born San Antonio, Texas Died – Genres Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Death Metal, Instrumental Rock Instruments Guitar Associated Acts Blotted Science, Terrestrial Exiled, Spastic Ink, WatchTower, S.A.Slayer, Gordian Knot, Marty Friedman, Happy Kitties Ron Jarzombek is an American guitarist best known for his work with WatchTower, …

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Michael Lee Firkins

Michael Lee Firkins Birth Name Michael Lee Firkins Born May 19, 1967, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Age 53 Genres Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock Instruments Electric Guitar Labels Shrapnel, Nuerra Records, Magna Carta Michael Lee Firkins (born May 19, 1967) is an electric guitar player whose sound fuses bluegrass, country, blues, and jazz elements into his …

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Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell Birth Name Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. Born March 18, 1966, Tacoma, Washington, U.S. Age 54 Genres Alternative Metal, Grunge, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Hard Rock Instruments Guitar, Vocals Associated Acts Alice in Chains, Diamond Lie, Gypsy Rose, Heart, OzzyOsbourne, Metallica, Pantera, Circus of Power, Cardboard, Vampyres, Danzig, Metal Church, Damageplan, Gov’t …

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Emily Remler

Emily Remler Birth Name Emily Remler Born September 18, 1957, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States Died May 4, 1990 (aged 32), Sydney, Australia Genres Jazz Instruments Guitar Label Concord Jazz Emily Remler (September 18, 1957 – May 4, 1990) was an American jazz guitarist, active from the late 1970s until her death in 1990. …

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David Torn

David Torn Birth Name David M. Torn Born May 26, 1953, Amityville, New York, U.S. Age 67 Genres Jazz, Jazz Fusion Instruments Guitar Lebel ECM David M. Torn (born May 26, 1953) is an American guitarist, composer, and producer. He is known for combining electronic and acoustic instruments and for the use of looping. Video …

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Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid Birth Name Vernon Alphonsus Reid Born 22 August 1958 London, England Age 61 Years Genres Alternative metal, funk metal, heavy metal, funk rock Instruments Guitar Associated acts Living Colour, Spectrum Road, Masque, Free Form Funky Freqs, Yohimbe Brothers, Defunkt, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Burnt Sugar, Jack Bruce, James Blood Ulmer, Pharoahe Monch, Immortal Technique, …

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