Snoozer Quinn: Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Pioneer (Paperback)
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Musical Transcriptions, biographical information, and photos covering fingerstyle jazz guitar pioneer Snoozer Quinn. First time in detail treatment of Quinn's life and playing style. Includes transcriptions of eight Quinn's recorded performances. Also includes short interviews and exhaustive discography.
About the Author
Louisiana-based guitarist, arranger, educator, and music producer. He is an internationally acclaimed guitarist who performs and tours the world regularly with a variety of acts. He is a sponsored Benedetto Artist and owns and operates Fort Sumner Studio in Monroe, Louisiana, where he has recorded and/or produced dozens of critically acclaimed albums. He has taught music at Loyola University (New Orleans), Indiana University, Capital University, was Assistant Professor of Music Education and Guitar at University of Louisiana – Monroe and was the music director of the Kennedy Center Award-winning Lusher Charter School. He holds degrees in Jazz Studies and Guitar from Capital University, the New England Conservatory of Music with Doctoral studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.Master's degree in musicology from Tulane University with a concentration in New Orleans music. She authored the biography of Snoozer that follows and compiled his discography, as well as providing the photographs included here. She currently works in media relations at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and as an adjunct professor of public relations. She is a singer, musician, recording artist, and music historian especially passionate about the positive power of music in the lives of children. She hosts the weekly kids radio show and podcast "Confetti Park" and plays music with the New Orleans-based children's chorus Confetti Park Players and the Shreveport-based Friends of Lead Belly. She is a proud alumna of Carleton College and Tulane University. She released an album with her husband, Dave, in 2019 entitled "I Dream Of Water" to unanimous critical acclaim. Katy is indisputably the foremost authority on Snoozer's life and career as a result of her exhaustive research.East Texan Steve Howell's guitar playing and singing are very much rooted in the traditional jazz and rural acoustic blues genres born in the American South. His musical interests also extend to rhythm and blues, pop music from the 1950's and 1960's, and rock ' roll. His interpretations of tunes from these genres have been enjoyed by audiences in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Oregon, and Great Britain for over forty five years and lauded by critics from the United States and Europe who have unanimously praised his unique approach to breathing new life into time-honored songs from days gone by and reintroducing little-known gems of American music to a whole new audience. He has released ten CD's and was the recipient of the Texas Music Academy's 2011 Historical Significance Award. His recordings are in steady rotation on radio playlists in the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Croatia, and Australia and on XM and WorldSpace satellite radio. "Fingerpicking Early Jazz Standards," a set of fifteen of his fingerstyle guitar arrangements has been published by the Hal Leonard Corporation in 2018.