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Eddie Pasternak presents John Stowell and special guest Jim Nichols with optional clinic
The Sound Room
Oakland, CA
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Eddie Pasternak presents John Stowell and special guest Jim Nichols with optional clinic
3 amazing guitarists in 1 performance

A guitar trio featuring Eddie Pasternak, John Stowell and  Jim Nichols

Performance 1-3; clinic 3-4P

The best of guitar players for a great Sunday afternoon.


John Stowell began his successful career in the early 1970's studying with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Forming a duo with bassist David Friesen, they recorded and toured prolifically throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. In 1983, they teamed up with flutist Paul Horn's ensemble for a historic tour of the Soviet Union. This was the first time in forty years for an American jazz group to play public performances in Russia, and later included two sold-out performances in Kursk.

John was chosen "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" by Downbeat's International Critic's Poll , 1978 & '79. His recording "Through the Listening Glass" recognized as "Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade" by the Los Angeles Examiner.

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.


Jazz/Fingerstyle guitarist Jim Nichols'  impressive credentials include appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show.  He has played and/or recorded with Joe Pass, Kenny Rankin, Buddy Montgomery, Art Pepper, Van Morrison, Chet Atkins, Mark Murphy, Hubert Laws, Toots Thielmans, Tom Waits and Tommy Emmanuel.

Jim's solo cd "Jazz and Country" was chosen "Pick of the Year" by Guitar Player Magazine. As clinician, he serves as master instructor for Jamie Aebersold, Stanford Jazz, and Chet Atkin's Workshops.

He has performed extensively throughout the U.S., England, Germany, Italy, Finland, France and as featured performer at the 18th annual Django Reinhardt Festival with Martin Taylor and Romane.


Presenting the rare combination of musicianship, elegance, and infectious enthusiasm Eddie's guitar work has been a mainstay of the Bay Area's music scene for 30 yrs. A student of Warren Nunes and Joe Pass, and Tuck Andress. Eddie has played with Alumni from the world's greatest jazz bands: two years with pianist Tee Carson (Count Basie), four years with drummer Dave Black (Duke Ellington). Featured performances include sax great Stan Getz, and a long list of local favorites: Roger Glenn, Marcos Silva, Kenny Washington, Carlos Reyes, Larry Dunlap and Akira Tana.

He has taught extensively, proud to have introduced many aspiring players and listeners to the joys of jazz & Brazilian music. Music critic Lee Hildebrand describes him as a "remarkable guitarist who generates intense swing playing bass lines and chords simultaneously."


The Sound Room (View)
2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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