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Professional Touring Guitarist Now Accepting Students!

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$75 / hour

Education

B.M. - Berklee College of Music 2007

Music Director (and guitar instructor) of the Naked Brothers Band [Nickelodeon] is off the road and now accepting a limited number of advanced private students in the fields of guitar performance, singing, songwriting, music composition and advanced jazz/rock guitar performance.  

Selected Musical Education Graduate of Berklee College of Music 2007. Major: Guitar Performance.

¯  Private guitar instruction with Rick Peckham, Mick Goodrick, and Richie Hart.

¯  Jazz improvisation studies with Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Dave Samuels, Chip McNeill, Dave Santoro, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

¯   Master Classes with Pat Martino, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Slagel, Barry Reese, Shelly Berg.

Selected Performance Experiences:

¯  Musical Director For Nat and Alex Wolff of The Naked Brothers Band Fully Clothed Tour 2008. www.natnalex.com

¯  Performances with the Naked Brothers Band as Musical Director on National Television for Good Morning America, ABCs The View, Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, and The Today Show.

¯  Performances in Amman Jordan for PBS with Zade Dirani.

¯  Summer 2007 European Tour with showcase at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland.

¯  Spring 2007 Tours of Europe and the Middle East.

¯  Showcase performance at 2007 IAJE conference in NYC.

¯  Member of Lindale Project featuring Grammy Nominee Donny McCaslin. 

¯  Performances at major jazz venues such as Ryles and Scullers jazz clubs in Boston, Dizzy’s in New York.

¯  Showcase performances with Max Weinberg, Greg Osby, and Bruno Raberg.

¯  Performances with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra directed by Greg Hopkins.

¯  Performances with Phil Wilson’s Rainbow big band, and University of Illinois big bands.

¯  Performances in Berklee Ensembles directed by Joe Lovano, Dave Samuels, Terri Lyne Carrington and Jeff Stout.

¯  Expressions Band featuring vibes and percussion featuring Rocky Maffit.

¯  Member of the Roads to You with Zade Dirani, performances in the US and Middle East (www.roadstoyou.com).

            Scholastic Achievements

¯  Citation for Outstanding Musicianship.  From IAJE (2007).

¯  Winner of 2006 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition.

¯  2 Time Winner of Berklee Guitar Department Achievement Award for outstanding guitarist (2006 and 2007).

¯  Winner of Berklee’s William Leavitt Memorial Scholarship for outstanding guitarist (2005).

Selected Recordings

Chromatosphere (2009) Debut Album featuring Victor Jones, Harvie S and Michael Wolff, produced by Grammy Winner Joshua Thompson. – on ITUNES

PROMO DVD – DVD of rhythm section geared toward sideman audition projects.

The New Old School  (2007) Compilation CD put out by Jazz Revelation records.

Ars Nova  (2006) CD put out by Jazz Revelation records featuring Jake Hertzog’s Apostasia.

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