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John McLean

Jazz guitarist John McLean's 25 year career has included work as a performer; composer; arranger; producer;bandleader,and educator.

Since completing studies at The Berklee College of Music (B.M.) and the University of Miami (M.M.), Mclean has toured throughout the world performing and recording in a wide variety of musical contexts. He has appeared and recorded with such artists as Kurt Elling; Mose Allison; Dave Douglas; Dr. Lonnie Smith; Patricia Barber; Randy Brecker; Adam Nussbaum; Arthur Blythe, and many more.

John's latest recording, “Better Angels” features his exciting septet in a program of original music and innovative arrangements of jazz classics. The project reflects McLean's increasing interest in combining jazz improvisation with more elaborate compositional structures and fresh instrumental settings.

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Discography

Parts Unknown

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Origin Records
2017

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Better Angels

Better Angels

Origin Records
2007

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Easy Go

Premonition Records
2001

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Labor Day

Labor Day

John McLean
Parts Unknown

Better Angels

Better Angels

John McLean
Better Angels

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