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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: July 31

Award winning guitarist, Gene Ess, draws upon a diverse background to form his unique style. Studying classical piano, Gene's early years were filled with sounds of Beethoven and Chopin. Originally from Tokyo, Japan and growing up on a U.S. Air Force Base on Okinawa, Gene was simultaneously receiving a mix of influences: he was exposed to the indigenous music of Okinawa and - to the pop and jazz music coming out of the clubs for the American soldiers. All this amounted for an early obsession with music.

Gene performed in clubs and festivals all around Okinawa at the early age of 14. After graduating high school Gene left for George Mason University. There, he pursued classical music studies with Larry Snitzler, a prominent concert guitarist who was Andrés Segovia's disciple and orchestral composition under Dr. Glenn Smith. ...
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”It would be a bit foolish to say that in the vast ... It would be a bit foolish to say that in the vast world of recorded jazz, you still have to look for music of substance. Considering how much jazz is released on a regular basis, there’s more than enough music to go around, but sometimes they end up bring nothing but sonic clutter. Gene Ess is not clutter, in fact for some it may be the jazz album you’ve been seeking for for most of your life.

He was born Gene Shimosato, a cool enough name right there but that’s besides the point. For now he is known as Gene Ess, which in a way is cool in itself but that will leave potential listeners and fans to question “what’s Ess?” Now you know...

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationRidgewood, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Music

Featured recording “Fractal Attraction”

Fractal Attraction

SIMP Records
2013
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    Fractal Attraction

    SIMP Records
    2013
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    A Thousand Summers

    SIMP Records
    2012
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    Modes of Limited Transcendence

    SIMP Records
    2009
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    Modes of Limited Transcendence

    SIMP Records
    2008
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    Sandbox and Sanctum

    SIMP Records
    2005
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