College of DuPage Music Department

Guitar Ensemble

Steve Ramsdell, Director

Come hear the Guitar Ensemble and experience a lively mix of blues, jazz, funk and even classical arranged for a variety of guitarists!

About the Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble features acoustic and electric guitars performing 20th century American music. No audition necessary.

About the Director: Steve Ramsdell grew up in Solana Beach CA playing rock and original music. At Northwestern Univ., his focus was classical guitar with Anne Waller. Steve participated in master classes with guitarists Oscar Ghiglia, Bob Guthrie, the Assad brothers and others. Steve has performed in concerts and clinics with jazz legends such as Rufus Reid, Barry Harris, John Abercrombie and others while at NU.  Experiences at the Bloom School of Jazz include studies with David Bloom and clinics with Randy Weston, Johnny Griffin and John Scofield. Steve has performed at SPACE in Evanston, at COD Winter Jazz Festival with Zvonimir Tot. Currently a member of Entourage, Steve maintains gigs in a variety of styles including Geja’s Cafe, the Bop Shop, the Underground Wonder Bar, Magoo’s Underground Lounge, Phyllis’ Musical Inn, Joy Blue and Katerina’s.  Steve teaches at College of DuPage and Wheaton College.