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John Klopotowski

I have been strongly attracted to and influenced by music for as long as I have memories, and have been playing the guitar since I was eleven years old. As a teenager, I heard a lot of great live music in the New York area, and my formal musical career started when I became a music major at William Paterson College in New Jersey (now a University) in 1975. I was quite active during those years as a student, but also as a free-lance guitarist and music instructor. I graduated from the Jazz Studies and Performance program in 1978 and consider myself very lucky to have studied jazz improvisation and arranging with Thad Jones during that time, and also jazz guitar with Bob DeVos

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John Klopotowski: Live in S.F.

John Klopotowski: Live in S.F.

Between the fall of 1980 and late 1987, guitarist John Klopotowski studied and performed with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh. A cool-jazz founder in 1949 with pianist Lennie Tristano, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, guitarist Billy Bauer, bassist Arnold Fishkin and drummer Harold Granowsky, Marsh played high on the instrument's register and had a dry, vibrato-less tone. Like ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017


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