World-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell will make his third appearance in Cannon Beach at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on January 4th. John Stowell has traveled the world performing for many years, in fact, Stowell is just finishing another world tour.


john stowell 1Stowell was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain and he continued to sell out performances there for two decades after.


Stowell teaches internationally. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).


Stowell’s Through the Listening Glass with David Friesen was designated one of the “Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade” by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll in 1978 and 1979. He has appeared on BET’s Jazz Discovery and Guitar Series television shows.


“More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how.” Herb Ellis


This New Year’s concert will be held in an intimate setting at the Museum’s John William’s Classroom, on January 4th, at 7:00 pm, tickets are $7. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.