World-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell will ring in the New Year at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, January 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Stowell began his career in the early 1970’s with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. He is an internationally renowned performer who has been welcomed to Australia and all over Europe. He was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Stowell continues to tour, record and teach 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 EllisStowell concert Jan 2015

Stowell is one of the Museum’s most popular performers. The event space creates an intimate setting that produces a sound warm enough to wrap up in. Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available through our website, by phone, or in person. Tickets are $12.00 adults and $2.00 children, complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.

Don’t miss John Stowell on Friday, January 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets now by calling 503-436-9301.

Stowell concert Jan 2015

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