July 11, 2008

Joe Satriani From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joe Satriani live on February 4, 2005.
Joe Satriani live on February 4, 2005.
Background information
Also known as Satch
Born July 15, 1956 (1956-07-15) (age 51)
in Westbury, New York, U.S.
Genre(s) Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, hard rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Harmonica, Banjo
Years active 1978 - present
Label(s) Epic
Associated acts Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, G3
Website Official website
Notable instrument(s)
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.[1] He is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.[2] Since 1990, Satriani has used his own signature guitar, the Ibanez JS Series, which is widely sold in stores.[3] 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.[4] Later, in 1994, Satriani was also the lead guitarist for Deep Purple.[2] 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.[1]

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