Denis Taaffe


At age 36, Guitarist Denis Taaffe based out of Bloomington, IN has created a unique style which is truly a revolution in conventional music and instrumental guitar. Denis has been playing guitar for 28 years and has reached a level that few ever reach and has had the good fortune to develop a unique style which he has been perfecting for several years. By using regular guitar and guitar loops done on the fly to create unusual layered instrumental guitar compositions, he has created a revolution in his approach to music and instrumental guitar. Denis not only improvises during his compositions, but improvises the compositions as well on the spot. As 20th century guitar magazine stated in a review of his 4th CD:

“Denis remains at the cutting edge of improvisational guitar”-Robert Silverstein, 20th century guitar magazine, April, 2004

Denis has endorsements with Elixir strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Kradl guitar picks and Boomerang pedal boards. He has released four independent CD’s, the last three of which have been considered for a Grammy award by NARAS in several categories including Best instrumental performance and best instrumental composition. Denis also writes a monthly instructional column for Musicians Hotline Magazine, a national magazine which appears in print as well as on the World Wide Web. He has been writing the column for several years. He also plays concerts throughout the Midwest. Further info on Denis can be found at his website:

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