Intro to Jazz Guitar

Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 pm 7/5 - 8/9 (6 weeks)

Intro to Jazz Guitar
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Guitar
Day Wed
Instructor Jeff Massanari
Status online event

This class provides an overview of essential jazz guitar techniques. Learn fundamental skills, covering everything from mastering classic jazz guitar chord voicings to interpreting lead sheets and exploring chord solos. Develop expertise in comping, soloing over chord changes, and more as you acquire the tools to express yourself fluently in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: A solid understanding of major scales and the ability to play triads and 7th chords in all keys. 

This class meets ONLINE using the ZOOM platform. 

About Jeff Massanari 

Four years performance and composition coursework at Berklee College of Music. Performed with Mark Inouye and the San Francisco Symphony, Kenny Washington, Pamela Rose, Wally Schnalle, Mary Wilson, Keely Smith, Kim Nalley and Denise Perrier. Appeared at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Beijing Conservatory, Davies Symphony Hall, Stern Grove, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi’s, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and Theatre Works. Taught at UC Berkeley, The Jazzschool, Redwood High, Bruce Forman’s Jazzmaster series, Jazz Camp West and Blue Bear School of Music.

Student Reviews

“Really excellent teacher/musician. Beyond what us students deserve. Our good luck.”