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Bjorn Wennas

Boston-based guitarist and composer Björn Wennås is an active musician in Boston and the surrounding area. He is currently the Music Director for Newpoli, a Boston-based Italian world/folk ensemble, and co-leads BC Quintet, together with Carmen Marsico, featuring original compositions drawing inspiration from rock and jazz traditions, contemporary music, and traditional music of Sweden and Italy. Björn made his debut on stage at the age of 12 with the Flamenco group Los Dos Jovenes, led by acclaimed guitarist and educator Miroslav Simic. Björn eventually developed an interest in jazz and went on to play guitar in several big bands and smaller ensembles

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“His beautiful tone, which lends itself to his beautiful melodies, as well as his talent, warm personality and skills as a guitarist and composer are wonderful assets to be shared with the world.” - JOHN DAMIAN, JAZZ GUITARIST

...his dark-toned, electric lines surge forward with capacious voicings and probing chord progressions. ...Wennas conveys a mature vision during the preponderance of these craftily arranged works, awash with subtle surprises and the soloists hearty sojourns. - GLENN ASTARITA, JAZZREVIEW.COM

Bjorn Wennas has the chops you’d expect of someone who emigrated from Sweden to study at Berklee with guitar gurus Mick Goodrick and Jon Damian

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Jamaica Plain, MA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Teaching Statement Having taught the guitar for many years I have come to realize what works in the teacher/student relationship and what approaches to employ and how to individualize them. I want to make my students excited about the guitar and about music in general. I want them to discover the beauty of the sound of the the guitar and the range of tones and expression you are able to achieve and do so while also focusing on technique and reading

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