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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 29, 1961    

Brian Nova

Concord Recording Artist and Grammy® award winning artist Brian Nova is considered one of the top Jazz Guitarists/Vocalists in the nation, according to a recent poll in Jazz Improv Magazine. Joe Pass said of Nova: ‘I feel Brian is one of the finest Jazz Guitarists on the scene!’ He has the distinction of being the only guitarist who was mentored by, and toured with, the two titans of Jazz guitar: Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Rock Icon Steve Miller says: ‘I’ve met and known a lot of guitarists in my career, and ‘B’ is the best guitarist I’ve ever met.’ Nova performs, and records, as a solo artist, with his Trio, Quartet, and his 12-piece Big Band....
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Awards

Grammy® Award winner.
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    The Brian Nova Trio Live At Belltown Billiards

    Zebra Records
    1996

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“ I feel Brian is one of the finest jazz guitarists on the scene!”

- Joe Pass, 1994

“Brian is one of my favorite duet partners…..he goes for the groove.”

- Red Mitchell, 1996

“He is a true pleasure to play with. He’s my Man!” - Herb Ellis, 2000



Jazz Improv Review of Shadow of Your Smile. “Nova has amazing technique, which is obvious from the double-time technical explosion he launches into the first chorus of his solo on this first track. … one of the aspects of a player’s musicianship that is exposed is the ability to play a melody...

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Primary Instrument:Guitar

Location:Palm Desert, CA

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Director of Jazz Studies and Guiitar Studies - Seattle University 1990-1996

Clinic/Workshop Information:

Solo Guitar
Anderson Arch Tops, Acoustic Image, Raezers Edge Speaker Cabinets, AAD Amps, Phil Jones Amps, Bose L1 Systems
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