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Master LA Jazz Guitarist Offers Workshops in Victoria

March 31, 2010

LA guitarist Storm Nilson offers intermediate and advanced jazz guitar workshops in Victoria this month.

Storm Nilson is easily one of the most breathtaking jazz guitarists I’ve had the pleasure of hearing.

He’s performed with the likes of Charlie Haden, Wynton Marsalis and Joel Miller and assumed the guitar seat once occupied by Kurt Rosenwinkel in Miller’s band Mandala. He’s so good he just landed a recording contract (a rarity for jazz musicians these days) in California.

The LA guitarist is currently splitting his time between his home state and Victoria and has been performing around town with Kelby MacNayr and Sean Drabitt. Most of the elite players who have heard him can’t find sufficient superlatives to describe the quality of his playing.

Apparently he’s an amazing educator as well, having been a guest artist and clinician at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

In April he will offer intermediate and advanced jazz guitar workshops through Larsen Music here in Victoria. Guitarists on the Island, and the Mainland for that matter, should jump at the opportunity to learn from someone who is clearly a master musician.

The intermediate workshop runs on April 11 & 12, with the advanced going April 17 & 18th. You can read all about them here. Highly recommended.

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