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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: June 19, 1949

Internationally renowned jazz guitarist John Stein was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri USA where he took up his instrument at an early age. His talent for and love of music ultimately earned him a faculty position at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he is an Associate Professor in the Harmony Department.

John has performed as a leader or a sideman with some of the world's finest jazz acts, including collaborations with John LaPorta, David “Fathead” Newman, Larry Goldings, Bill Pierce, Zé Eduardo Nazario, John Lockwood, and many others. His compositions and performances cover the spectrum of jazz, from blues to bebop to bossa to swing. John has toured in the United States as well as in Brazil, Germany, France and Switzerland, and enjoys playing in a variety of contexts — from solo guitar to large ensembles....
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- You won't hear a fresher, more poignant, jazz energy anywhere else on the planet today. This one gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, as well as the “PICK” of this issue for “best guitar jazz” album. Dick Metcalf aka Rotcod Zzaj

- John Stein . . . the poet of the classical jazz guitar. Dick Crockett “The Voice” - 88.7fm

- John Stein is one of the great guitarists, in the tradition of Joe Pass and Tal Farlow. Raising The Roof proves my point! Ron Della Chiesa - WPLM, 99.1 fm

- What a gift this man has. He's in an elite class: a mere handful of jazz guitarists who consistently put taste above chops and flash...

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    Azica Records
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