AL DI MEOLA:
"A FINE TASTE AND MUSIC" The House Events
AT HOME WITH THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST
DECEMBER 5 through DECEMBER 16
MEET, GREET & EAT
Enjoy a truly once-in-a-lifetime Dinner Experience with Al Di Meola at his New Jersey home 30 minutes outside of New York City! Al will prepare a Gourmet three course Italian Dinner in your presence while discussing anything you ever wanted to know about his music, life and body of work.
Inside stories about Return to Forever, the Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, the Abbey Road Sessions, as well as collaborations with greats such as Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa and many others will serve for an unforgettable evening. Before you leave, don’t forget to take pictures and videos and get an exclusive selection of signed Merchandise and a specially designed T-Shirt to honor this unique occasion.
Price: $7,500 for up to 2 people
IN DEPTH STUDIO SESSION, PRIVATE SHOW, MASTERCLASS AND JAM
This Upgrade includes everything mentioned above
PLUS an intensive tour of Al’s home studio, equipment and guitar collection that has never been shown to the public before. After that, you are invited to sit down in the front row for a 60 minute private show, followed by an in depth ONE-ON-ONE Masterclass and jam session with Al.
- Al's approach to improvisation
- picking techniques and exercises
- writing and composition strategies
Price: $9,500 for up to 2 people
THE GUITAR DREAM
This Experience includes all above (GOLD and PLATINUM)
PLUS signed copies of Al’s hand written music charts and a ONE-ON-ONE guitar lesson or jam where you get to play Al’s personal guitars starting with his legendary Black Custom Les Paul (used on all Return to Forever albums, Land of the Midnight Sun and Elegant Gypsy), never seen before custom Gibson prototypes, his Ovation used on Friday Night in San Francisco and a wide selection of acoustic and electric guitars.
Finally, pick between a PRS Prism electric guitar or an Al Di Meola OVATION steel string (both played by Al on tours and previous recordings) as the ultimate treat to yourself!
Price: $16,500 for up to 2 people
"Hi, this is Al Di Meola and I would like to invite you and your guest to a highly exclusive and intimate evening at my house full of music, dining, stories and more! My mother was born in Italy and taught me how to cook from an early age on. I love good food, the best ingredients and music and I want to share this unique experience at my home in New Jersey with you!"
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY: Join Al at his home studio during a ONE-ON-ONE Masterclass, learn about his guitars, gear, picking techniques and writing methods.
PRIVATE SHOW FRONT ROW SEATS: Al will perform a 60 minute solo show just for you! Enjoy a drink while watching the legendary guitarist up close!
LIVE JAM AND LESSON: Learn from the best! Ask questions, observe, improve your style with Al's help!
OWN ONE OF AL'S GUITARS: Take one of Al's personal guitars home!
We're looking forward to welcoming you at the house!
Please contact us here to get further information, available dates and time frames.
We care about your health: The house will be professionally cleaned and sanitized before and during the event. Al and Stephanie are fully vaccinated and all CDC guidelines will be followed.
The concept was initially intended as a fun thing to do in our off time from touring. Proceeds in part will go to our choice charities: American Tinnitus Association, Music Cares and Musicians in Need during this unprecedented Covid19 Crisis. Thank you!
All Inquiries, Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The evening with Al and Stephanie was absolutely incredible. I had very high expectations going into the evening and was not disappointed for even a second! From the moment Stephanie greeted us the door of their beautiful home until Al walked us to our car in the wee hours, their warmth and hospitality made us feel like welcomed guests. They are gracious hosts, exceptional cooks, and fascinating human beings. The evening was filled with fun and laughter as we enjoyed an amazing meal and were regaled with story after story from their rich, colorful lives. Tales gathered over the years from Al’s legendary career, life composing, in the studio and on the road, their travels together and anecdotes of encounters with a who’s who of music and entertainment legends flowed nonstop with dizzying speed. The night was filled with personal stories and memories of musical collaborations with a cast of characters ranging from Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia to Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce and Lenny Kravitz to Laurence Fishburne. Wow! The coupe de gras came after desert when Al invited us to his studio for a private concert. I have spent my life traveling the world to hear the finest musical talents. I have seen and heard some fantastic performances over the years, but I must say that the opportunity to experience Al’s artistry in such an intimate setting was a rare and special privilege. In addition to his virtuosity, he shared his philosophies, techniques and approach to composing. We were given an up close and personal view into the mind and talent of a genius. This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience — one I will treasure always. And, I will always be grateful to Al and Stephanie for making such a magical experience possible.”
"It was fantastic to be hosted by Al and Stephanie, great conversation and stories. The meal was exquisite, both delicious and a sight to behold. It was a privilege to hear some pieces that are still work in progress, some other pieces that Al enjoys, and some songs from past albums. Al was able to adjust the lesson for a novice like me, came with some exercises I hadn’t seen in his literature, patiently helped me through struggles, and introduced several variations leaving me with plenty of practice material and ideas how to extend it. It was a pleasure to visit and play in the studio and room where a number of songs had been recorded. I’m very grateful I had an opportunity to visit, what a silver lining to this apocalyptic year."
San Francisco, California
“We really can’t come up with the appropriate adjectives to describe how special our night with Al and Stephanie was, but if you’re on this page reading this review, then I’m guessing you can imagine! Surreal, comfortable, personal… mind blowing. A five-star dinner prepared by guitar virtuoso, Al Di Meola, great conversation and a private concert in his studio surrounded by his guitars. Top it off with an impromptu guitar lesson and jam session and days later, we are still shaking our heads in disbelief. We were amazed by Al’s unassuming personality considering the genius that speaks through his guitar. An experience like this can’t be captured in photographs or paragraphs like this one. If you’re a fan, especially a big fan, you must not let this opportunity pass you by. Thank you to our hosts, Al and Stephanie, for an evening that will not be forgotten.”
Debra Piccolo-Martin & Ron Piccolo
"We had just an amazing night. Mr. Al Di Meola and Stephanie treated us to a beautiful dinner but the real treat here is:
the stories of Al’s life are mesmerizing
the food was impeccable.
What a beautiful experience, we highly recommend it
After 45 years of listening his music ... to meet your teenage idol was breathtaking. I am so grateful! He is a musical genius and a elegant gentleman professional! I will never forget this night!"
Dr. Dean Vafiadis
Englewood, New Jersey
"What an amazing life experience my friend and I had. We’ve been long time fans since your Casino record. The opportunity to actually watch you as a chef, then sit down and eat a three course amazing meal with answers to questions I had all my life was truly a bucket list wish fulfilled. The tour of your home was like visiting a famous museum. The history of our favorite composer-guitarist was nothing short of incredible! Then, proceeding to Al’s studio after dinner for an intimate show was something out of a dream, we were mesmerized. The lesson after was incredibly helpful and the jam was the icing of the cake! Well worth our trip from Illinois! I’m thinking of doing it again with my cousin hopefully! Really great!"
Tod Skarinski and Jim Crown
"I was able to do the Diamond Package on July 27, 2020 and I am so happy I did it! The food and atmosphere was supreme, the house is incredible and then going down to Al's studio was a true, once in a lifetime treat. He played a solo set for over an hour, answered all my questions and couldn't have been more generous in his time and effort. I can recommend this to everybody who loves good music and food. Thank you Al and Stephanie for opening up your beautiful home!"
Mark Burnstein, Detroit
"My husband John and I have been married for 25 years. On our first date, he took me to see Al at the Blue Note and since then, his music has been the soundtrack of our life. Now since this year all our vacations got cancelled, why not surprise John with a truly incredible anniversary gift only a car ride away? Al and Stephanie made our night so special, John started crying when he found out what was happening! Al played such a beautiful, emotional concert just for us! I am so grateful for this opportunity!
Thank you all!"
New York, New York