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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: February 28

Hailed as a “hidden gem,” guitarist/composer Will Sellenraad has earned a fast growing reputation of being at the forefront of a new generation of jazz musicians. Known for his brilliant improvisations and his compelling, emotive compositions, this New York City native melds the various styles, phrasings and concepts of the jazz idiom with the raw elements of soul, rock and funk, to create a singular sound that is nothing short of inspiring.

The son of prominent New York artists, Johan and Ellen Sellenraad (who named their son after Willem de Kooning and Piet Mondrian), was destined towards music at an early age. Raised and immersed in the City's downtown art and music culture, Sellenraad was able to focus all his energies and talent toward the guitar. After being awarded numerous scholarships, Sellenraad graduated from the New School University Jazz Program, where he studied under many jazz giants including John Abercrombie, Gary Dial, Jim Hall and Reggie Workman....
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”Sellenraad's music can seduce you one minute and push you back on your heels the next. There's so much to like about Balance” “A bold and rising star on the jazz scene” - Icon

“Balance hits a satisfying sweet spot... A student of both Jim Hall and John Abercrombie, Sellenraad's guitar finds a wonderfully happy medium through Balance that takes Grant Green's cool blue sound and brings it to a grittier, more urban place.” - All About Jazz

“gorgeous, subdued guitar lines... The music has an easy feeling and strong character. A good mix by a very together group.” - The Santa Fe New Mexican-Pasatiempo

“...you will definitely be hearing more from Will Sellenraad” - Kenny Barron

“...sophisticated harmonic thinking and a modern approach...As a guitarist, Sellenraad has an abundance of technique.....

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Music

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    Balance

    Beezwax Records
    2009
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    Star Hustler

    Tintop Records
    2003
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