Janet Marlow takes center stage as a composer, arranger and performer on the 10-string guitar. She is one of the few artists in the world whose original works, performances and recordings are acclaimed as one of the leading players on this unique guitar.
At home in classical and jazz, her performances have taken her around the world, which include venues such as the Lincoln Center, the Texaco Jazz Festival, Festival Estival De Paris, Quick Center for the Arts,The Apollo, Carnegie Hall and the Blue Note, NYC. Her virtuosity in classical with jazz has been heard as a soloist, with orchestras and with her contemporary jazz quintet. Audiences enjoy her fresh personal style. She has composed for television documentaries, stage premieres in Hong Kong and Europe and performs on screen in Woody Allen's Celebrity. Her playing on the ten-string is featured in the award winning film "Swimmers" directed by Doug Sadler, music by Paul Cantelon and David Darling. Janet Marlow is the Founder and director of The International Ten-String Guitar Society.
Born in London, Janet Marlow is the fifth generation of noted Spivakowsky Russian musicians. Classically trained as a violinist and pianist, she studied classical guitar in classes with Maestro Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Abel Carlevaro and Leo Brouwer and Maestro Narciso Yepes, the innovator of the modern ten-string guitar.
Moving from performances to include original composition was a natural process for Janet Marlow. This evolution began in New York where she was personally influenced by jazz legends Bill Evans and Joe Pass. Spending time with these jazz greats led her to create original compositions and arrangements for guitar and ensemble. Her recordings bring her classical and jazz worlds together in solo and ensemble composition.
As an educator, Janet has been artist-in-residence at New YorkUniversity and the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Marlow has lectured at YaleUniversity on the “Aesthetics in Music” and teaches workshops on composition and practicing techniques. Janet Marlow is hailed as a master teacher of the six and ten-string guitars for technique and contemporary composition. Her book entitled What Every Great Guitarist Knows About Practicing will be published in English and Spanish.
Janet's recordings express her passion for music in creative arrangements and compositions. Janet Marlow establishes her world class stance each recording and performance.