Jazz Guitar Talk | The Acoustic Guitar Podcast

Join San Francisco–based jazz guitarists Mimi Fox, Nick Rossi, and Paul Mehling for a lively roundtable discussion on acoustic jazz standards.

Does the Great American Songbook endure because the songs themselves are timeless or because musicians give them a fresh spin? San Francisco–based jazz guitarists Mimi Fox, Nick Rossi, and Paul Mehling weigh in! Join us for a lively roundtable discussion on acoustic jazz standards and making jazz accessible to all kinds of listeners.

Pictured left to right: Nick Rossi, Paul Mehling, Mimi Fox - each posed with their acoustic guitar on a dark background.
Nick Rossi, Paul Mehling, Mimi Fox

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This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Mimi Fox, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman. Executive producers are Lyzy Lusterman and Stephanie Campos Dal Broi.

The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:

  • Publisher: Lyzy Lusterman
  • Editor: Adam Perlmutter
  • Managing Editor: Kevin Owens
  • Senior Editor: Blair Jackson
  • Creative Director: Joey Lusterman
  • Digital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal Broi
  • Digital Content Manager: Nick Grizzle
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Nick Grizzle
Nick Grizzle

Nick Grizzle is a music journalist and editor, sound engineer, drummer, and music lover whose vinyl collection continuously overflows its confines. He holds the position of Digital Content Manager for Acoustic Guitar.

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  1. I feel compelled to respond to the’ jazz guitar talk’ podcast.
    Much of what all three were saying I agree with but all perform in ensembles, all are pros and none of them sing. For the vast majority of amatuer guitarists, its a solitary world. We end up pursuing ‘chord-melody’ pieces and get a lot of satisfaction initially, but nobody likes it–! So–we have a go at doing a poor imitation of Julie London/Barney Kessel and bingo–a few do like it ! However, it’s incredibly difficult and there’s no help online that I can find.
    I don’t expect or even want to be as good as Ella/Joe Pass and anyway, that would be too ‘jazz’ for my potential audience. But I just know that the ability to put together some interesting accompaniment for the likes of ‘Misty’ or ‘I’m in the mood for love’ that I could sing to would be very useful.
    Bruce Hobbs