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Mike Rovatsos
Mike Rovatsos

Production Director Mike Rovatsos plays and composes music on the guitar when not in the Jazz 88.3 studios.  His appreciation for the guitar is immense, playing in a lot of styles and utilizing all types of different guitars.  He is humbled and honored to take the show over from T and will do his best to fill those enormous shoes. From the golden thumb of Wes Montgomery, the classic style of Django Reinhardt, the progressive sounds of John Scofield and Pat Metheny to Barney Kessel and Peter Sprague, The Guitar Hour celebrates the instrument as both a rhythm and lead jazz voice.

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I'm real excited about hitting our Fall Membership goal. I want to thank everyone involved.  Looking forward to the next year and beyond.
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Here are the 30 most recent tracks played on this show:
October 26th at 7 PM Hour
7:52 PM Fabrizio Sotti “Mr. T.M.” — Inner Dance
7:45 PM Dave Stryker “Money” — 8 Track
7:35 PM Bobby Pierce “Invitation (Studio)” — The Long Road Back
7:23 PM Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood “Sunshine of Your Love” — Juice
7:16 PM John Pisano “Blue Note Samba w/Joe Pass” — Among Friends
7:06 PM Russell Malone “Sugar Buzz” — Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2
7:02 PM The Frank & Joe Show “Spiderman” — 33 1/3
October 19th at 7 PM Hour
7:54 PM Tom Lagana Group “Moonlight in Vermont” — Vol. 1
7:46 PM Mason Razavi “Luck Has Nothing To Do With It” — Quartet Plus
7:40 PM Kevin Eubanks “The Messenger” — The Messenger
7:33 PM Jaime Valle “Obsesion” — Vital Signs
7:24 PM Joshua Breakstone “Celia” — The Music of Bud Powell
7:16 PM Ron Affif Trio “Bohemia After Dark” — 52nd Street
7:08 PM Dawan Muhammad “Preachin To The Choir” — Preachin To The Choir
7:01 PM Kenny Burrell “Bye Bye Blackbird” — Special Requests
October 12th at 7 PM Hour
7:56 PM John Pisano “Just Friends” — Conversation Pieces
7:49 PM Mick Goodrick & Joe Diorio “Sus(4)Penders Blues” — Rare Birds
7:44 PM Toots Thielemans “Bluesette” — Do Not Leave Me
7:38 PM Bruce Forman “Autumn Leaves” — Pardon Me!
7:30 PM Mimi Fox “She's a Woman” — She's the Woman
7:23 PM John McLaughlin “Turn Out The Stars [Instrumental]” — Time Remembered
7:19 PM Gary Burton “The Green Mountains” — Country Roads And Other Places
7:10 PM Wayne Riker Collective “Hurdles” — Guitar Decathlon
7:00 PM Charlie Haden & Jim Hall “First Song” — Charlie Haden & Jim Hall
October 5th at 7 PM Hour
7:45 PM East Side A “Snake Charmer” — Astoria
7:38 PM Dave Stryker “Big City” — Big City
7:31 PM Mark Elf “Jacky's Jaunt” — Mark Elf Returns 2014
7:23 PM The Joshua Breakstone Trio “The Peacocks” — No One New
7:14 PM Russell Malone “Playground” — Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2
7:11 PM Pat Metheny “And I Love Her” — What's It All About

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