"The quality of your playing impresses me very much. You have great taste and sensitivity. You’re a true musician, and I would add, a true jazz musician”.
Lalo Schifrin

“In the age of mediocrity and clones, John Stowell’s uniqueness and originality are a breath of fresh air. I love playing with him.” 
Paul Horn

“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the clichés; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.”
Larry Coryell

“I’ve been a fan of John Stowell’s for some time.”
Mundell Lowe

“More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how.”
Herb Ellis

“Can make an electric guitar sound like a singing voice.”
Nat Hentoff

“Guitarist John Stowell’s style with standards is a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist.”
Los Angeles Times

“He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal... the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time.”

“John Stowell’s approach to harmony that is uniquely his own.”
Just Jazz Guitar

"Stowell played beautifully, combining his trademark creamy chord voicings with long, sinewy phrases."
Seattle Times

"...darkly singing understatements..."
Down Beat (record review)

"Stowell made his electric guitar sing beautifully, displaying all the virtosity that has brought him to the jazz world's attention in recent years."
Coda Magazine, Toronto