Hi PPOA Patrons!
I'm hosting a 'jazz gathering' at my house this Sunday, Jan 19th @ 3 pm. Address is 3606 SE 11th Avenue, Portland Or 97202. The artist, John Stowell is an amazing jazz musician...read below. Jazz guitarist John Stowell has played in 20 countries in a thirty year career dating back to the late 1970's. His solo style is introspective, harmonically sophisticated and original. See and hear more about John at: www.johnstowell.com".
John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.
John has taught internationally for 30 years in every educational setting. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT JOHN
“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.” Downbeat
“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
Please RSVP, as my house is small, and I'm anticipating it filling up! There will be appetizers, wine and beer. Donations happily accepted by John in the tip jar! Best, Katie [masked]). And I will send you my Address.