Studio Guitar News from the 2013-2014 Academic Year


Bruce Forman profiled in interview with Tuscon Weekly

May 23, 2014

Tucson Weekly featured Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop, a jazz and Western music-themed band. The story noted he teaches guitar at USC and has invited younger students to perform in Cow Bop. “While I love serious music, and I play just as much to challenge myself, I think jazz has to be more […]

Bruce Forman’s band Cow Bop profiled in Monterey County Weekly

March 19, 2014

Jazz/Studio Guitar faculty Bruce Forman was recently interviewed by Monterey County Weekly for a profile on Cow Bop — the jazz-cowboy swing combo fronted by Forman and his wife, who performs under the name Pinto Pammy. Since forming a decade ago, Cow Bop has performed at the Montreal & Monterey Jazz Festivals, the Sisters Folk Festival, as well […]

William Kanengiser, alumni perform at New York Guitar Festival

January 16, 2014

William Kanengiser, a USC Thornton alumnus and member of the Classical Guitar faculty, will co-curate a day-long event titled “Guitar Marathon: Las Americas” for the New York Guitar Festival on January 20, 2014. Working with famed Brazilian guitarist and composer Badi Assad, Kanengiser has assembled a roster of performers that includes alumni David Mozqueda, Colin […]

New Frank Potenza album receives four-star review

December 10, 2013

Frank Potenza, chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar program, received a four-star review from DownBeat Magazine for his latest album, For Joe. Calling Potenza an “accomplished player,” the review noted that he “reveals touches of his mentor’s brilliance throughout this heartfelt project.” Thornton alumni, New West Guitar Group, also received a positive review for their new […]

Scott Tennant featured in KCET

August 12, 2013

Classical guitar faculty Scott Tennant was mentioned in KCET‘s preview of the La Guitarra California Festival. The festival, which features an art show, lectures, workshops, and performances, brings together a variety of new and renowned guitarists. Tennant helped found the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, which helped kick off this year’s festival on September 6.

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