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Alexander Sill

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: November 21, 1992    

Alexander Sill

Los Angeles based guitarist Alex Sill grew up in a musical family and began playing the guitar at the age of 12, listening to artists including Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Van Halen and Mike Oldfield. He was exposed to jazz at an early age through the music of artists like Steely Dan, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny, and developed a love for the genre in high school. When he was 16, Alex received guidance and lessons from world renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Vai was impressed with Alex's natural guitar talent as well as his level of technical and aural facility for his age. Alex's influences include Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Steely Dan, Guthrie Govan, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Charles Altura, Jonathan Kreisberg, Keith Jarrett and Steve Vai. ...
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Awards

-Louis Armstrong Jazz Award (2011) -Lee Ritneour's Six String Theory Guitar Competition (2012-Winner of Rock Category, 2nd Runner Up Overall)
”Just heard these young men play and can't say how much I enjoyed it. They opened for me at The Crown of The Continent Guitar Festival in Montana — a hard act to follow!” - Robben Ford (Blues/Jazz/Rock Guitar Legend. Guitarist for Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and more)

“Alex Sill's guitar flights showed poise and bouncy imagination.” - MetalJazz.com

“This first album from the Trifield Guitar Project is a nice mix of classical & jazz played by 3 excellent newcomers to the guitar world. These compositions highlight their individual and group versatility. I heard the Trifield Guitar Project performance at the 2013 Crown Of The Continent Workshop & Festival in Big Fork, Montana. Their stellar performance was both energetic & inspiring. I’m sure that you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the future.” - Daryl Stuermer (guitarist w/Jean Luc Ponty, Genesis, Phil Collins)

“Very sweet, sensitive playing!” -Jay Graydon(Grammy award winning Guitarist/Producer, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, and more)

Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
West Hills, CA

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
Alex is currently a student at California Institute of The Arts. He is willing to teach beginning, intermediate and advanced players. Rates start as low as $20 an hour. Contact this email address if you're interested in lessons in the Los Angles area: atsill@sbcglobal.net

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Guitars: -Ibanez PM120 Hollowbody -Music Man JP6 Amps: -Fender Twin Reverb Pedals: -Digitech Whammy Pedal, MXR Phase 90 EVH, Crybaby Wah SL-95, MXR Wylde Overdrive, Guyatone WR-5, Boss Volume Pedal, Morley ABC Stereo Switcher, Boss Chromatic Tuner

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Date Venue Ticket
Aug09 Trifield Quartet
Squashed Grapes
Ventura, CA

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