Mary Halvorson Profile

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...


Halvorson is profiled in anticipation of her show tonight in Albuquerque.


Jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson had a life-changing experience when she first heard Hendrix at the tender age of 11 or so. She abandoned the violin she’d been sawing away at for a few years, grabbed herself a black-and-white Stratocaster and some tablature books, and started on her quest to play like Jimi Hendrix.