Studio/Jazz Guitar


Boasting a faculty of world-class touring and recording guitarists, the USC Thornton Studio/Jazz Guitar department is considered one of the finest guitar programs in the world. Graduates include top touring sidemen with major recording artists, composers for film, television and other media, classical ensembles, music supervisors and world-renowned teachers of music. They perform with a diverse array of distinguished artists and ensembles including Michael Buble, Sara Evans, Mel Tormé, Ray Charles, Shadowfax, Enrique Inglesias, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, The Backstreet Boys and Jack McDuff. Acclaimed alumni include Paul Jackson Jr. and Lee Ritenour, as well as Andrew York (a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet), Richard Smith and Larry Koonse.

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Pat Kelley

Pat Kelley headlines first annual Chet Baker Festival

October 19, 2015

Pat Kelley, senior lecturer in USC Thornton’s Studio/Jazz Guitar program, headlined at the first annual Chet Baker Jazz Festival on October 10, 2015. The event was held in Yale, Oklahoma, the birthplace of the renowned jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Kelley and his trio performed in one of several concerts honoring… read more

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