Performing at John Pisano's Guitar Night, 12/06/16

 

About

For over a decade, John Storie has been an active contributor to the jazz scene throughout Los Angeles, CA. As a founding member of the New West Guitar Group, John has performed across the country and gained recognition as a well-respected jazz guitarist.

Over the years, he has been recognized by the Downbeat Student Music Awards, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Jazz Society of Oregon, Cascade Festival of Music, Guitar Foundation of America, the ASCAP Foundation, and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In 2005, John was selected as one of 10 semi-finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition. 

His performances with the New West Guitar Group - a guitar trio based in Los Angles - have taken him to Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Canada, and Germany. NWGG continues to be a driving force in the global music scene with 7 albums on the Summit Records Label. In addition to New West, John currently performs with Jeff Goldblum, Spencer Day, Renee Olstead, Sara Gazarek, Kathleen Grace, True North Quartet, and many other LA-based jazz musicians. 

In 2010, John entered California Institute of the Arts and completed his MFA in Jazz Studies. He currently teaches privately throughout Los Angeles, and is a music coach at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA. 

His latest release with New West Guitar Group - "Send One Your Love" featuring Sara Gazarek, Gretchen Parlato, Tierney Sutton, Becca Stevens, and Peter Eldridge has received critical acclaim and chosen as a Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick

Education:

-2006, B.M. Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Southern California
-2012, M.F.A. Jazz Guitar Performance, California Institute of the Arts