All of us at Benedetto are very sad to note the passing last weekend of one of America’s finest and most enduring voices in jazz guitar, Jack Wilkins. Jack had remarkable command of the instrument, an amalgamation of the best players in the jazz lineage. He could bring tears with Johnny Smith style melody-chord solos, comp from Basie to Buddy Rich, swing like Farlow, Kessel, Wes, et al. Jack was a true virtuoso, longtime member of the Benedetto Guitar family, and an iconic fixture in NYC clubs. He will be missed.