'wonderful Jazz guitar playing'...'a fine addition to any jazz guitar lover's collection'
'a dynamic & intellectual musical sojourn into our American Songbook... an unique & singular artistic quality... warm, friendly, and inspiring... a talent to reckon with' - ejazznews.com
'I am immediately struck by the overall crisp tone and phrasing that reminds one of Tal Farlow ... highlights from the best phrasing that jazz guitarists can call their own' - Jazz Improv Magazine
'gossamery touch... a mood setting player who conveys warmth with every song ... The recording is delightful' - Cadence
'a lot of style and sensitive technique'
'great music performances!'
'a unique guitar sound, refreshingly original, sensitive, and charged with emotion' 'Nice & Easy & Entertaining!' - jazzreview.com
'fretwork magic' - Albany Times Union
'a cutting edge innovative jazz guitarist' - Folk Times
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CD Release - 'The Jazz Guitar Of Mark Capon' - Available for purchase on the internet at cdbaby.com and at various stores in the capital district.
- 1988 - Jazz Study Grant (National Endowment For The Arts)
- 1989 - Jazz Study Grant (National Endowment For The Arts)
- 1994 - Fetaured Artist on TELEJAZZ Television Broadcast
- 1995 - Semi Finalist - Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition
- 1996 - Semi Finalist - Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition
- 2000 - Guest Artist On WRPI, Troy New York - 'Straight ahead Jazz'
Former Student Of Legendary Jazz Guitarist Tal Farlow.
Performed at the following venues: 9 Maple Avenue, Gaffney's, One Caroline Street, Doc's Steakhouse, Saratoga Racetrack, Cafe Lena, Savannah's, Starbuck's, Cafe Capriccio, Club Helsinki, Wallabee's, Justin's, Yono's, Stephanie's On The Park, The Yorkstone Pub, Provence Restaurant, various venues sponsored by the capital region guitar show, First Night Albany (2001 and 2003), Borders Books and Music, Barnes and Noble, The Garage Restaurant And Cafe, Kavehaz, Lafayette Grill, and Chez Suzette.
'One moment you're casually listening to The Jazz Guitar Of Mark Capon and the next you're wondering, "Who the hell is this cat?"'...'Capon offers the kind of playing that is so effortless it makes guitarists struggling with their craft want to give up for good.'...'Schooled by the great Tal Farlow, he shares his mentor's skill for crisp tones and fleet-fingered swing'...'There's no denying the quick-fire precision of Capon's playing'...'His cleverly crafted variations on "Angel Eyes" are quite compelling, setting up his chords with a gentle single string phrases. His elongated tones transport "I'm Glad There Is You" to the heavens, and the same can be said of the sweet chords and lilting melodic lines of "Just Squeeze Me" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most."...'on par with the best work of Tal Farlow or Barney Kessel'...'this record is an absolute delight'...'a testament to Mark Capon's obvious talents'
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