A native of Nashville and a classical trained guitarist. Stan is considered by many to be the city's premier jazz guitarist. He is committed to the expression and expansion of music. He has performed with some of the best musicians of our time including the legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt. He has opened for SpyroGyra, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and numerous others. Stan has his own radio station on iHeart
Radio and his own DVD category on Mel Bay Productions.
Here's what Andy Ellis of Premier guitar magazine says about Stan Lassiter...
"In the world of contemporary guitar, there's a small group of players whose extraordinary technique and musical vision make them hard to categorize and certainly impossible to imitate. Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, Charlie Hunter, David Fiuczynski, and Philip deGruy come to mind—guitarists who've had to invent a unique sonic language to express themselves. Stan Lassiter is one of these rare guitarists. I've known Stan since the early '80s, and over the years I've watched him continue to discover new ways to navigate the fretboard and create amazing music. Who else can weave knuckle slide, Indian tabla rhythms, and warp-speed bebop lines into a solo guitar piece? Whether coaxing delicate harp harmonics from a nylon-string or raging on electric, shredding with a thumb pick or blending fingerstyle jazz with flamenco, Stan plays with a beautiful blend of passion and virtuosity. Totally original and captivating."
Senior Editor, Premier Guitar