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Scott Gilliam

I have been playing for twenty years and have been teaching full time for the last six years. My studies have taken me to the Hartford Conservatory and Western Connecticut State University as a jazz performance major. I have studied privately with Joe Beck,Chris Morrison and Dave Dana. I also studied under guitarist/composer Jamie Begian at West Conn. In addition I have been fortunate to have attended master classes with Robben Ford and Pat Martino. I am patient and thorough as a teacher and welcome all levels of players. I currently teach at The Music Shop in Southington Connecticut and Macri School of Music in Plainville Connecticut.


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Various Artists: Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

Read "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life" reviewed by Scott Gilliam

To most casual jazz fans Duke Ellington wrote some of the most enduring compositions in the history of American music. The ardent fan, however, acknowledges that many of the tunes attributed to the Duke were actually composed by or in collaboration with Billy Strayhorn. Lush Life pays tribute to pianist/composer Strayhorn and his contribution to jazz ...


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Bobby Broom: Song And Dance

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The guitar trio is a challenging format for any six stringer. So often the end result is an album full of knuckle busting licks and very little in the way of substance. Veteran guitarist Bobby Broom avoids those pitfalls on his latest effort Song And Dance. Broom, along with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins, ...


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