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.....An impressive display of De Stefano's harmonic invention and thorough skill as a guitarist...."

“De Stefano's rich harmonic sense is evident throughout as he builds layers of possibility into each tune"

-- Planet jazz (Summer 2002)

“.....he's got an appealing way with harmonies....."--Cadence (April 2002)

“......offers a confident, relaxed melodic approach to standards....."

“.......straight-ahead, firm intellectual approach to every tune........"

“Canada is slowly gaining her much-deserved credit for a number of new standout jazz guitarists, and Reno De Stefano should be counted among them. Here is a credit to academia- a performance professor with a "Spirit" for performing." -- Just Jazz Guitar (February 2002)

«Un contrebassiste, un guitariste éprouvant un plaisir manifeste à jouer.....Une atmosphère réjouissante, pacifiée.....que deux musiciens jouant avec honnêteté.» -- Gilles Archambault (Québec Audio-Vidéo)

« ........un musicien attachant qui manie la guitare avec beaucoup d'émotion............. musicien touchant »

Jazz Chroniques & Coups de Coeur (2007)

“.............an absolutely wonderful CD, .............Talk about someone who walks the talk.........all of his original works have a delicate, poetic sound that makes great use of full chords in the spirit of Wes and Joe Pass..........."-- JazzWax.com (2007)

“……..What stays is the language and the sound: with a barely electrified Gibson L5 in hand, De Stefano plays warm, ringing lines……… the music is fluid, articulate and a pleasure to listen to.” -- La Scena (2009)

“Well-known in the Montreal jazz scene……..De Stefano likes to work with his musicians and shares his ten compositions with intelligence, sensitivity and lenghty well-structured solos. A great gift and an inspiration for aspiring guitarists.”

« Figure bien connue du jazz montréalais ……..De Stefano  partage ses compositions; dix en tout avec intelligence, sensibilité et longues improvisations bien structurées. Un joli cadeau qui pourra donner un sérieux coup de pouce aux aspirants guitaristes. »

Sortiesjazznights.com (2009)

“…..A true jazzman, guitarist Reno De Stefano is a man of the stage. Very present on the Montreal jazz scene, his jazz is in good taste and subtle like the very discreet Jim Hall………guitar lovers are in for a treat. 11 original compositions played with intelligence. Thinking man's jazz ! ”

Sortiesjazznights.com (2011)