Quest to Learn PTA – Quest to Learn Spring Auction 2017
Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2017 11:59 PM EDT

Lessons & Classes

One Hour Guitar Lesson with Stew Cutler

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Estimated Value
$75 USD
$25 USD to Jtchen
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description


Jazz, soul, blues, funk, roots, rhythm & blues. This is the part where comparisons usually begin. We prefer not to compare. When the lifelong artist/sideman becomes the composer, arranger, and leader to showcase his unique style and musical voice comparisons cannot be fair or truly honest. Pure musical expression delivered with honesty and integrity can go a long way in soothing the savage soul.

Born and raised in New York City, Cutler developed a keen interest in the guitar at an early age. Growing proficient, and with confidence, he left for the open road at 19 his first gig being with blues legend Z.Z. Hill. Seeking to push and hone his skills, Cutler also began playing with new music pioneers Bobby Previte and Eliot Sharp. He later moved to Woodstock ,NY, to work with bassist Harvey Brooks (Miles Davis, Bob Dylan) but would eventually return to New York City.

As a sideman, Cutler has performed the world over with the greats: Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Fontella Bass, The Fantastic Johnny C, Earl King, Jimmy Castor, and more recently, Queen Esther Marrow  the Harlem Gospel Singers and Sweet Georgia Brown. He has worked with artists as diverse as Meatloaf, Jeb Loy Nichols, David Fanshawe and Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Cuter as also worked with many of the greats of Jazz and modern music, including David Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Lester Bowie, Charlie Hunter, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Robin Holcomb, Philip Johnston, and Eliot Sharp to name a few.

With the success of his first two Cds “Trio Music” on Fountainbleu records and “Insignia” on the Naim label, Stew has developed a unique sound, R& B and Jazz, melody and noise. With “So Many Streams” (Fountainbleu) Cutler shows his Blues and Roots side.  Trio Live gives the listener the most exciting side of Cutler yet, his live performance. His latest CD, "After Hours" brings Cutler all the way back to his late night jazz and soul roots.

Stew Cutler has always known how to give the people what they want - now he can do so on his own terms.

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