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My Guitar

Read "My Guitar" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

This Christmas marked a very important anniversary in the history of Your Own Personal Genius. Thirty years ago, I received a gift that would change the course of my life forever: a Korean-made Starforce Strat-copy guitar, along with a small Fender practice amp. I got with it a small book of basic blues scales, plus 12-bar ...

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Nicolas Vera

Nicolas Vera (35), is a guitarist and composer born in Concepción (Chile). In 1999 he starts collaborating with different musicians in Santiago, such as Christian Gálvez, Pancho Molina, Sebastián Jordán, Agustín Moya, among others. In 2003 he publishes his first album “Fiasco Contemporáneo” in Santiago, Chile, together with well known musicians of his generation (Félix Lecaros, Sebastián Jordán, Agustín Moya, Pablo Menares, Carlos Cortés). Since then he has published 5 albums as a leader as well as many collaborations: “Chile Finlandia Connection” (2011 - Mikko Innannen, André Sumelius), “La Resistencia” (2013 - Melissa Aldana, Pablo Menares), and others; "Eterno Retorno" - La Resistencia (2016); "Live At Thelonious" - Jure Pukl Quartet (2016); "La Rueda del Tiempo" - Vera / Menares / Lecaros (2016). He has toured Chile, Argentina, Belgium, México, and has played with Greg Osby, Aaron Parks, Drew Gress, Melissa Aldana, Leo Genovese, Mikko Innanen, André Sumelius, Glenn Zaleski, Jure Pukl, Gianni Gagliardi, Rodrigo Recabarren. In 2010 he co-founded Discos Pendiente, an independent jazz record label based in Chile.

Sea Rocket Jasmine

Keyboardist Richard Bugbee formed Sea Rocket Jasmine with Dave Halverson, guitarist and founder of Bay Area art-rock band Trance Lucid. Based in Houston, TX and Santa Barbara, CA, Sea Rocket Jasmine is dedicated to recorded instrumental music that goes in new directions while staying rooted in tradition.

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Ludmil Krumov

Ludmil Krumov is a Bulgarian guitarist specializing in contemporary jazz and world fusion. His guitar style incorporates wide diversity of techniques such as sweep and alternate picking , rich articulation and dynamic phrasing. Technically fluent, he uses the entire neck of the instrument to play lines involving horizontal and vertical melodic approach, wide intervals and modal diversity in a virtuoso way without compromising musicality. His improvisations incorporate the language of bebop, modern jazz and blues spiced up with eastern European and Balkan ornamentation and complex additive rhythms

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Dave Halverson

Dave Halverson is a guitarist/composer based in Santa Barbara, CA. He is also a founding member of the jazz/art rock band Trance Lucid. To date, he has released twelve albums of instrumental music — five as a solo artist, five with Trance Lucid, and two with Sea Rocket Jasmine.

The music ranges from jazz/progressive rock, electronic rock, and avant rock, to textural mood pieces, solo pieces, and more experimental works. Inspirations include random noises, found sound, visual art, science, technology, and shortwave radio experiments.

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Kenta Shimakawa

Since age 15, Kenta Shimakawa has been chasing the exhilarating potential of improvised jazz. His compositions juxtapose that energy against the jarring timbres of modern metal, resulting in a unique sound that exudes intensity. Education & TinderGodz In 2014, Kenta moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. In addition to studying the sounds of M-Base and 20th century/chromatic harmony, he encountered a whole world of talented and upcoming guitarists. Inspired and determined to develop his own sound, Kenta sought the mentorship of accomplished visionaries such as Andy Milne, Kirk Nurock, and Nir Felder

Damien Kingston

Damien Kingston is a jazz guitarist currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Damien completed a Masters of Music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2013, studying under Jesse van Ruller and Maarten van der Grinten. This was preceded by undergraduate studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the University of Tasmania. He is currently teaching at the University of Tasmania.

Tommaso Costa

Tommaso is graduated at the Italian Conservatory "Bonporti" in Trento and at the Rock Guitar Academy in Milan (Italy). He is also graduated at the Collective School of Music in New York where he had the opportunity to study with some of the greatest faculty teachers (Ian Froman, Bob Quaranta, Marko Djordjevic, Jon Davis, Sheryl Bayley, Gregory Jones, Joe Fitzgerald, Sean Conly and Kim Plainfield). From 2007-2009 he studied classical guitar performance with Andrea Dieci and Bruno Giuffredi at the "Accademia Regondi" in Milan. His music has been broadcasted in one of the the most important Italian public radio (RAI Radio 1) and his talent has been appreciated by the local and national Italian press

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Scott Detweiler

Scott Detweiler is an American artist, born and raised in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Over the course of his 30 (thirty) year career, his catalog of albums has chronicled his evolution into a highly unique composer/performer, blending the styles of funk, jazz, blues, gospel & soul. His lyrics tell imaginatively woven stories that follow in the grand tradition of southern writers and classic lyricists. He is a true son of the rich musical climate and one-of-a-kind culture that is the Crescent City. It is these influences that are in the soul of his creations and evident in his live performances, whether solo, in chamber group or backed by his New Orleans Jazz Funksemble. Detweiler is a charismatic entertainer with a unique ability to touch his audience, whether it be in the intimate setting of a small jazz club, through the lens of a camera or on the concert stage of an arena

Dave Howard

David Howard (Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / Educator) performs throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is a sensitive and exciting musician influenced by many great jazz, blues and funk artists. David Howard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He's a guitarist, composer, arranger and leader on many recordings including "Souvenirs" featuring Kenwood Dennard. "Clouds", "Almost Carefree", and "Block Island Summer" with the Joe Parillo Ensemble, and "Autumn Leaves" with Dave Rasmussen Jazz Orchestra. Dave has Performed tours and clinics in Europe, and has worked as a Composer and Performer on various jingles