Lane Garner Lane Garner

Lane grew up in the Kansas City area studying with local musicians such as Rod Fleeman, Jake Blanton, Danny Embry and Bobby Watson among others.

Lane moved to Denton, Texas in 2006 to attend the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz Studies program where he was awarded a competitive jazz scholarship. During this time he studied with many great teachers such as Fred Hamilton, Richard McClure, Stefan Karrlson, Lynn Seaton, Ed Soph, Poovalur Sriji, Jose Aponte, Noel Johnston, Tim Goynes and many more. He had the chance to take lessons and play with guitarists visiting UNT such as Jonathan Kreisberg, Lage Lund, Miles Okazaki, Gilad Hekselman, John Abercrombie, John Stowell, Oz Noy and others. Groups that Lane has played in at North Texas include Latin Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Singers I, L5 Guitar Ensemble, Three O'Clock Lab Band and others.

In the Spring of 2011 Lane toured with New York based guitarist Miles Okazaki and performed with legendary Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa.

Lane co-leads the Denton, TX based modern fusion band Fundamental which is inspired by many styles of music including jazz, Carnatic music, hip-hop, indie-rock, American folk/country, Western classical music, Minimalism, and electronic music. Fundamental is currently in the process recording their first album and scheduling a tour for Spring 2012.

Lane plays many different types of gigs around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, from clubs and bars to coffee shops, wineries, churches and restaurants. He is currently completing his Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at UNT.

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Private lessons in Kansas City area 2004-2006 Private lessons in Dallas/Fort Worth area 2006-present Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies (guitar performance) from the University of North Texas, 2010 Masters of Music in Jazz Studies (guitar performance) from the University of North Texas, currently enrolled Teach general guitar concepts, music theory, sight-reading, musical styles, etc. Also teach beginner electric bass and classical guitar.


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