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Steve Ramsdell, Director

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.

Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursdays at 2:30-3:20p, Room 140 McAninch Arts Center. Contact Steve Ramsdell with any questions.