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John Stowell 
 
John Stowell inizia la sua prestigiosa carriera nei primi anni ’70 formandosi con il chitarrista Linc Chamberland ed il pianista John Mehegan. Alcuni anni dopo incontra il bassista David Friesen a New York. Il loro duo ha registrato e tenuto concerti per sette anni in Canada, Europa, Australia e Stati Uniti e continua ad esibirsi a trent’anni dalla sua nascita.
Nel 1983 si uniscono a John e David il flautista Paul Horn e suo figlio Robin, batterista.
Il quartetto parte per una storico tour nell’Unione Sovietica. E’ la prima volta che una formazione jazz statunitense viene invitata a tenere concerti in Russia. In 1993, 1995, and 1998 John ritorna in Russia per una lunga serie di concerti.
John continua a tenere concerti, registrare ed insegnare in tutto il mondo – Germania, Indonesia, Argentina Stati Uniti, Canada…
Ha fatto parte, come esecutore e assistente direttore dell’Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991 e dal 1995 tiene rubriche per molte pubblicazioni specializzate tra cui: “Downbeat”, “Guitar Player”, “Canadian Musician”, “Soundcheck” (Germany) e “Guitar Club” (Italy). Con il bassista David Friesen, riceve due nomination dall’ Academy Award per la colonna sonora di due cortometraggi. Il CD “Through the Listening Glass” con David Friesen e’ inserito dal Los Angeles Examiner tra i migliori 10 album Jazz della decade. Indicato quale “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” dal Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll, nel 1978 e nel1979.
Appare nelle pubblicazioni: “Swing Journal” ,Giappone, “The Jazz Guitar” (Ashely Mark Publishing, England), e nell’ “Enciclopedia biografica del Jazz” a cura di Leonard Feather e Ira Gitler. Partecipa agli show televisivi BET Jazz Discovery e Guitar Series.
Ha collaborato, tra gli altri, con: Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman.


John Stowell began his successful career in the early 1970’s with private study with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Both men were valuable mentors to John, allowing him to play with them as he progressed in his development. Several years later he met bassist David Friesen in New York City, and they formed a duo that recorded and toured prolifically for seven years, with performances in the United States,Canada, Europe and Australia. The duo continues to perform thirty years after their first meeting.
In 1983, John and David joined flutist Paul Horn and Paul’s son Robin Horn (on drums) for a historic tour of the Soviet Union. This was the first time in forty years that an American jazz group had been invited to play public performances in Russia. In 1993, 1995, and 1998 John returned to Russia, playing in numerous cities. His two sold-out performances in Kursk may have been the first appearances there by an American jazz musician. John continues to tour, record and teach internationally. He has been Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, and in the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including “Downbeat”, “Guitar Player”, Canadian Musician”, “Soundcheck” (Germany), and “Guitar Club” (Italy).
With bassist David Friesen, featured of the soundtracks of two Academy Award Nominated short films (Will Vinton Studios, Portland, OR, and Bosustow Studios, Los Angeles, CA). “Through the Listening Glass” with David Friesen chosen of the “Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade” by the Los Angeles Examiner. Chosen “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll, 1978 and 1979. Featured in Japan’s “Swing Journal” , “The Jazz Guitar” (Ashely Mark Publishing, England), and the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler). Appearances on BET Jazz Discovery and Guitar Series television shows
Recording/Performance Credits: Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman, and many others
 
   


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