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Modern Masters Jazz Series: Steve Masakowski and The Ted Ludwig Trio

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents the Modern Masters Jazz Series: Steve Masakowski and The Ted Ludwig Trio in The Green Room.

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door | $10 student tickets


Steve Masakowski is an award-winning jazz guitarist, educator, and inventor. He invented the guitar-based keytar and the switch pick, and has designed three custom-built seven-string guitars. He developed an approach to playing the guitar by using his pick design, allowing him to switch from fingerpicking to flatpicking.

He has released solo albums and has worked with Johnny Adams, Mose Allison, Dave Liebman, Ellis Marsalis Jr., Carl Fontana, Rick Margitza, Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas Payton, Dianne Reeves, Sam Rivers, Woody Shaw, Alvin Tyler, and Bennie Wallace. Since 1987, he has been a member of the band Astral Project.

He has been voted Best Guitarist twice and included as a member of Astral Project in the Best Contemporary Jazz Group three times by Gambit and Offbeat magazines in their annual readers’ poll. He has also been recognized by Down Beat magazine as Guitar Talent Deserving Wider Recognition.



April 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300