Steven Crowell, Jazz Guitarist
Born in Oakland,
California, Steve Crowell began teaching and playing guitar full time in 1964. While
raising a family, he continued to pursue formal music studies, including advanced and
twentieth century harmony courses, and two years of private study with jazz guitar legend,
Warren Nunes. In 1972, Mr. Crowell received his certification and teaching credential from
the State of California.
In 1979 Steve published the first volume of his guitar
instruction course, based upon his unique performing and educational experiences. This was
met with critical acclaim (Guitar Player magazine calls Steve's work "some of the
best"), and has evolved into a four-year college level jazz guitar course, which has
become a top worldwide seller. (To see Steve Crowell's complete works, visit: http://www.Chordmelody.com/newpage5.htm.)
Over the years, Steve has performed at venues from the finest
dinner houses playing elegant solo guitar, to night clubs, show rooms and jazz festivals.
He has worked with the top names in show business, including, George Burns, Bob Newhart,
The Coasters, The Diamonds, seven years on the road with jazz pianist, Big Tiny Little,
and in films with Tommy Lee Jones (Cobb), and Whoopie Goldberg (Sister Act).
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