Now is your opportunity to see world-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell in a unique and intimate setting. On Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. Stowell returns to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum for the encore performance of the year. 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, all over Europe, and now to Cannon Beach.
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 was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
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
“Guitarist John Stowell’s style with standards is a delightful departure from the road well traveled.
He transcends the label of jazz guitarist.” Los Angeles Times
“He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal… the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time.” Downbeat
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.