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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: March 30, 1962    

Julien Kasper is a musician who moves seamlessly through rock, jazz, and blues with improvisational spirit, soul, and stunning virtuosity. Reviewing Julien’s 1993 demo Guitar Player Magazine raved:

The eclectic [guitarist] suggests that “John Coltrane and Miles Davis have far more in common with Hendrix and Beck than most jazz guitarists.” Building his style from that perspective, Kasper displays righteous control, dead-on phrasing, progressive composition, and savvy ears ... This guy is really, really good - somebody give him a record deal quick!

Julien released his debut recording, “Flipping Time”, in 2003 to critical praise. Bucking trends of digital editing and excessive production, he recorded the CD live in the studio to analog tape. Not just flaunting his blistering guitar chops, he chose to craft memorable melodies over rootsy grooves, an artistic choice that makes “Flipping Time” a CD that appeals not only to guitar players but to music lovers across a wide demographic spectrum....
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Featured recording “The New Imperial”

Latest Release

The New Imperial

Nugene Records (2006)

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The Sound: Virtuoso jazzy blues rock guitar.

History: Berklee College of music instructor Julien Kasper is a seasoned guitarist who's gigged with many bluesmen, including Pat Ramsey and Mighty Sam McClain. On his sophomore album,The New Imperial, Kasper and his cohorts, drummer Zac Casher and bassist Blendi Dhami, gracefully cycle through rock, jazz, and blues, while always allowing their pieces to maintain a strong melodic center.

“Soul, groove, melody, tone, and the element of surprise are my priorities as a composer and an improviser,” says Kasper. “As a guitarist I am coming equally from the schools of rock, jazz, and blues.”

” Tune-ups & Profiles Guitar World Magazine, October 2007 Julien Kasper again proves he is one of the finer rock guitar instrumentalists around...

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Primary Instrument:Guitar, electric

Location:wollaston, MA

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Professor Guitar Department Berklee College of Music Available for private instruction. Contact for current rates and availability.
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