Composer and Fretless Guitarist Jack Mazzenga was born in Chicago in 1955.
He has spent years on stage and in the studio as a sideman.
He started playing fretless in ’84 when as a professional repairman he was converting basses and was curious about what a six string guitar would be like. He stopped for a cup of coffee, and returned to Fretless Guitar in 2006 when he became hooked after converting a 5 string for his bass player.
Jack owns seven fretless instruments, two acoustics, five electrics. The fretless mandolin was used on the Acoustic a la Mode album.
Jack lives just North of Chicago and plans to continue writing, recording and playing live as much as possible utilizing the fretless guitar.
Here’s the trio/quintet:
‘Local Color’ live from ‘Had to Say’ 8th August 2015
‘Lefthanded Compliment’ live as a quartet with two fretless guitars from ‘Had to Say’:
‘Weedwacker’ – Unrecorded so far, but so much fun:
‘Swing Thing’ fretless acoustic closeup: