Brookfield, IL, 60513
Subjects Taught Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Banjo
I'm a extremely versatile guitarist that plays a range of styles from blues, classical, jazz, metal, country, bluegrass, and rock. Growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, I was exposed to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters at a young age and frequently practiced air guitar, especially after hearing Metallica on MTV as a teenager. At the age of 14, I had discovered my favorite thing to do and found others to play music with. After playing in high school groups, writing, recording, and personal study, I attended Columbia College Chicago for my bachelor of arts with a focus on learning the language of jazz. I graduated in 2007, and began a career that has let me make music my life.
My recent projects include my jazz fusion group, General Zod, which has twice performed the entire Mahavishnu Orchestra 1971 album, the Inner Mounting Flame. The first concert was performed at Reggie’s Music Joint and a live album/DVD was created to document the event. Videos of the...