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Cory Wong made perfect use of 2020: he released a whopping nine albums in 12 months and the different styles almost do not seem have a common denominator. One of them features the celebrated pianist Jon Batiste, who became known as leader of the studio band in Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show”. As a jazz instrumentalist, Wong has ventured through almost all genres – he is considered to be one of the funkiest guitarist alongside Nile Rodgers. Prince also gave him his blessings. He has been on stage with Bootsy Collins and Questlove and has also gained a reputation as a producer. But that is not enough. He is also an extraordinary entertainer – he was simply born to be in the limelight. He is incredibly funny, quick-witted and eloquent. “For me,” he once said, “it’s all about the listeners experience.” After a concert, they should be feeling better than before and have a “visceral response like: ‘That was really fun’, or ‘I got to escape for an hour’.” To this end, Cory Wong, born in the mid-80ies in Minneapolis, regularly works together with Vulfpeck and The Fearless Flyers and is releasing an album with Dave Koz this year. His guitar is actually an extension of his body - his voice. His rhythmic playing has the swing and drive of an entire orchestra and he draws on a sheer infinite inner archive of funk guitar riffs. His instrumental pieces tell stories and need no lyrics. Wong’s imagination is even richer than his abundant technical abilities. “I want people to experience instrumental music in a different way,” he says. “This is the hype. Its more than just guitar.”