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Joe Satriani


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Westbury, New York (1986 – present)

Joe “Satch” Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York and brought up in Carle Place, New York, USA) is an instrumental rock guitarist and teacher, and a recognized virtuoso of the rock guitar. Guitarists Alex Skolnick, Larry Lalonde, Steve Vai, Charlie Hunter and Kirk Hammett were among his students. Satriani often tours as the guitar playing trio G3, usually with Steve Vai.

Joe Satriani was inspired to play guitar at age 14 after hearing that Jimi Hendrix had died. Satriani reportedly heard the news during a football training session where he immediately confronted his coach and announced that he was quitting to become a guitarist.

In 1974, he studied music with jazz guitarist Billy Bauer and with reclusive jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. The technically demanding Tristano greatly influenced Satriani’s playing. Satriani also began teaching guitar, with his most notable student, at this time, being fellow Long Island native Steve Vai.

In 1978 Satriani moved to Berkeley, California to pursue a music career. Not long after his arrival he resumed teaching. His most notable California students included: Kirk Hammett (Metallica), David Bryson (Counting Crows), Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind), Larry Lalonde (Primus), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Kettner (Laaz Rockit) and Charlie Hunter.


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  • FjordSweetFjord

    Been a Satriani fan since I was a kid in the early 90s and Flying in a Blue Dream was his most recent record, still makes my day hearing his wonderfully unique playing :)

    16 Jun 3:10pm Reply
  • satchalicious

    New epic song from the master... "Peregrine Wings," available today if you pre-order Satriani's new album called "Shockwave Supernova" due to arrive in July.

    20 May 9:20am Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    v guitar virtuoso, what did you expect?

    6 May 7:35pm Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    A metronome drum beat and a bunch of solos

    18 Feb 1:50pm Reply
  • sleet_eve

    Gotta thank my boyfriend for recommending me this amazing artist. Fantastic musician!

    7 Jan 8:08pm Reply
  • gamerslammer

    Great musician!!!

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    A super talented guitar player. He's totally awesome live!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    Hail Satriani !!!

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
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  • danielkosilov

    очень значимая фигура для современного инструментального рока и хард-рока, однозначно годнота

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
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  • Snutskallar

    Looks like Coldplay accidentally using the same three notes was this guitar wanking nobody's 15 minutes of fame.

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • janoskar0601

    Master guitar.

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • yanya-dt

    Bald piece of genius.

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • satchalicious

    I'm now officially jammin' with da chrome dome... Hells yeah!

    7 Jun 2014 Reply

    Joe Satriani, in the small window of time from March 18 2013 to June 3 2014 has changed to me from a great guitar player (said not to insult the Artist's Gift or Talent), I don't believe in saying such things ..... Now to me Joe Satriani is off the chain - play the guitar Mr. Guitar Player - make her tell me what you're saying through her musically ..... Miss Guitar must agree with Satriani, because I hear and understand the Music that they make together ..... Mr. Satriani and his Lady are enjoying every moment together that they are creating Music and Performing ..... I truly enjoy them ..... I now believe I understand within my Soul that B.B. King truly was faithful to his Lucille .....

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
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