Morris Acevedo Morris Acevedo

http://www.morrisacevedo.com https://www.maekrmusic.com https://www.sidemenjazz.com SHORT BIO I started playing guitar in 6th grade, 1977. I played mostly mostly progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion in high school. I became a music major at North Texas State University. I transferred to Berklee College of Music where I got my degree in Jazz Composition. I played full time in professional bands in Boston after college. I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Janine. I fell in love with teaching guitar and improvisation which I did all over the bay area for years in addition to lots of Jazz performance. Now I'm in the north bay, Santa Rosa, CA where I live with my wife and daughter. My day job is a high school music director at Cardinal Newman High School. I also perform often in several Jazz and Jazz Fusion groups in the bay area. I also love to compose new Jazz and electronic ambient music, mostly in my humble garage studio.

LONG BIO Education... Born and raised in Texas, I attended North Texas State University (now called the University of North Texas). There I studied Jazz Performance and Music Education with Jack Petersen and Rick Peckham. Later I moved to Boston to study for my Bachelors degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging which I received in 1990 from the Berklee College of Music. While in Boston I studied guitar with Brett Willmott, Jon Damian and Mick Goodrick. My arranging teachers included Herb Pomaroy and Ken Pullig. In addition, I've studied improvisation in New York city with Lee Konitz, Richie Bierach and Jerry Bergonzi.

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