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Just published: Jazz Guitar Soloing—The Cellular Approach, by Randy Vincent

After moving to California in 1980 from his native Florida, Randy Vincent has taught jazz guitar at Sonoma State and has conducted clinics throughout the U.S. Regularly appearing in clubs throughout the San Francisco Bay area, Randy has performed with countless musicians, including Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Mel Martin, Benny Barth, Mel Graves, Bennett Friedman, Larry Baskett, Peter Welker, Chris Amberger—the list is endless—not to mention the Jazz Festivals at Monterey, Mount Hood, San Francisco and Telluride, just to name a few. His nationally acclaimed students include Julian Lage (Gary Burton Quartet), Dave McNab and Liberty Ellman.

Randy’s most recent book, Jazz Guitar Soloing—The Cellular Approach, is now available through Sher Music.  The “ultimate practice book for serious jazz guitarists,” The Cellular Approach is a practical method for developing the ability to create convincing jazz solos in a wide variety of playing situations. Randy Vincent is the author of three other guitar books: Line Games; Three-Note Voicings and Beyond; and Jazz Guitar Voicings: Drop 2.

"Randy Vincent is a master player and teacher. The information in this book is very thorough and complete and the insights he offers are invaluable to anyone who is interested in improvising. This is a most welcome addition to the world of jazz pedagogy. Thanks, Randy!”
— Bruce Forman


Catch Randy in Weill Hall with the SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 pm.



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