World renowned jazz guitarist, John Stowell returns to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Museum’s annual acoustic series. Stowell began his career in the early 1970’s with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. He is an internationally renowned performer and 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 Stowell for websiteof magazines including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Souncheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).

Stowell’s, Through the Looking 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

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 at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop. Tickets are $12 for adults and $2.00 for 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. To volunteer for this event, email us at

Don’t miss John Stowell on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets now!