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, 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 […]
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 […]
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.
Dino Meneghin, a Studio/Jazz Guitar alum who toured with Michael Buble, was interviewed recently about scoring the hit show Teen Wolf. His music has included everything from junkyard percussion to howling dogs. learn more
Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty Nick Stoubis was recently interviewed on the “Flo Guitar Enthusiasts Show” to talk about curriculum, courses, and how the changing music industry has affected music education. learn more
Studio/jazz guitar alumnus Dino Meneghin addressed how he became the composer for the show, Teen Wolf, and what to expect from its upcoming season. Read the article.
This past summer, studio/jazz guitar faculty Richard Smith delivered a paper and performance at an International Conference on the Philosophy and Sociology of Popular Music Education, at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. The paper covered the importance of collaboration in contemporary music. Read the article.
The Burbank Leader highlights Steve Trovato and his weekly performances at the jazz bar, Lucy’s 51. Read the article.