Internationally famous jazz guitarist John Stein was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri USA where he shot up his instrument from a young age. His talent for and love of music ultimately gained him a faculty position at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he's a Professor in the Harmony Department.
John Stein is a seasoned teacher, clinician, recording artist, and author. John has performed as a leader or a sideman with some of the planet's greatest jazz acts, along with his compositions and performances pay the range of jazz styles.
John is a prolific recording artist for a pioneer, along with the contributions he has made to other artists' projects. His newest recording, Wood and Strings [WSC 093], premiered in April 2017.
John has printed informative columns from Just Jazz Guitar Magazine for several years that focus on composition and arranging for jazz guitar. Berklee Press has released John's arranging materials in a publication that's currently available, entitled: Berklee Jazz Standards For Solo Guitar. He has compiled the compositional materials into two books which are currently available: Composing Blues For Jazz Performance, and Composing Tunes For Jazz Performance.
"My music is the consequence of a life's involvement with my device, the guitar, and many hours studying concept, composition, arranging, and musical background," states John. His hot and deeply expressive creative jazz performances inspire and move audiences wherever he looks.
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