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Jay Alcorn

About Me

Guitarist Jayson Alcorn has performed with internationally acclaimed jazz artists such as Carmen McCray, Joe Morello, and Sarah Vaughan. While studying music at Drake University, he performed with the Drake University Jazz Lab Band, and accompanied top area vocalists such as Carrie McDowell, Jan Parks, and Scott Smith. Over the years he has worked along side many of the great Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees including Sam Salomone, Joann Jackson, Helen Gale, Ross Corneilson, Del Jones, Dartanyan Brown, Jimmy Pryor, and the late Ella Ruth Piggee. Jay has acquired vast experience in a wide range of musical styles all of which come into play as he currently leads his own group, 360 in addition to working with many other area jazz artists. Jayson Alcorn and the 8 piece blue-eyed soul band he lead through out his high school and college days, The Spartans, based out of Des Moines Iowa were inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

My Favorites

  1. Pat Martino - "Remembering"
  2. Grant Green - "Talkin' About"
  3. Kenny Burrell - "Midnight Blue"

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