Jazz Guitar 1

Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 pm 1/11 - 3/15 (10 weeks)

Jazz Guitar 1
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Guitar
Day Wed
Instructor Jeff Massanari
Status online event


A hands-on introduction to jazz guitar. Learn essential jazz theory, scales, chords, arpeggios and songs. We especially recommend this class for guitarists with previous experience in other styles interested in exploring jazz and blues. Prerequisites: two years of playing experience, knowledge of major and pentatonic scales and all seventh chords. 


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.”