Garrison Fewell About the Educator

Renowned for his mature, melodic sound and elegant, lyrical style of writing and playing, guitarist Garrison Fewell has established himself as a distinctive voice throughout his 30-year career. Critics have called him "one of today’s most personal guitar players" (Boston Phoenix), "an assured stylist with a strong sense of tradition" (The New Yorker), "a player of virtuosity and swinging intensity" (UPI), and "refined, passionate, and inspiring" (Guitar Player). His diverse discography, beginning with 1993’s Boston Music Award-winning "A Blue Deeper Than the Blue" (Accurate), counts multiple titles ranked on best of the year lists in publications like Coda, Guitar Player, Musica Jazz, and his hometown Philadelphia Inquirer. The long list of prominent Fewell sidemen on record includes pianists Fred Hersch, Jim McNeely and George Cables, bassists Cecil McBee and Steve LaSpina, and drummer Matt Wilson to name just a few. more...