Jayson Alcorn

Guitarist Jayson Alcorn has performed with internationally acclaimed jazz artists such as Carmen McCray, Joe Morello, and Sarah Vaughan. While studying music at Drake University, he performed with the Drake University Jazz Lab Band, and accompanied top area vocalists such as Carrie McDowell, Jan Parks, and Scott Smith. Over the years he has worked along side many of the great Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees including Sam Salomone, Joann Jackson, Helen Gale, Ross Corneilson, Del Jones, Dartanyan Brown, Jimmy Pryor, and the late Ella Ruth Piggee. Jay has acquired vast experience in a wide range of musical styles all of which come into play as he currently leads his own group, 360 in addition to working with many other area jazz artists.

Jayson Alcorn and the 8 piece blue-eyed soul band he lead through out his high school and college days, The Spartans, based out of Des Moines Iowa were inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.


Gibson Super 400 (1957), Acoustic Image Clarus + Amp, and Razaers Edge Stealth 10 Spaeker.

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Attended Drake University School of Music and privately studied with Attilla Zollar, Ben Harrison, and Don (Archer)Hubbard... Among others. I have taught private lessons since 1969 and have enjoyed many of my students successes. I prefer to focus on technique and musicianship and allow the student to take what is leaned and apply that to whatever style of music they wish to persue. Please email jwalcorn@mchsi.com for available hours and rates.

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