Joe Satriani live on February 4, 2005.
|Also known as||Satch|
|Born||July 15, 1956 (1956-07-15) |
in Westbury, New York, U.S.
|Genre(s)||Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, hard rock|
|Instrument(s)||Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Harmonica, Banjo|
|Years active||1978 - present|
|Associated acts||Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, G3|
|Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature model|
Joseph "Satch" Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. His self-released debut album, Not of This Earth in 1986, opened the way to a world of instrumental rock music in what was then a pop-dominated world. He is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Since 1990, Satriani has used his own signature guitar, the Ibanez JS Series, which is widely sold in stores. He also has a signature series amplifier, the Peavey JSX.
In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for Jagger's first solo tour. Later, in 1994, Satriani was also the lead guitarist for Deep Purple. Satriani has also worked with a wide range of guitarists from many styles, including Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Patrick Rondat, Paul Gilbert, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Fripp through the annual G3 Jam Concerts.