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John Schott

John Schott is an accomplished jazz guitarist and composer with six critically acclaimed CDs of original music released over 22 years. His performances have taken him to four continents and 23 US states.

Schott was a co-founder of the acclaimed group TJ Kirk; their second Warner Bros. release was nominated for a Best Instrumental Jazz Grammy. Schott has written concert music for the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Taneko Ensemble, the Cornish Percussion Ensemble, and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. He was a featured composer at the 2014 Other Minds Festival, and a composer-in-residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist program.

Schott is a member of the Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and toured the US with Steve Mackey and Rinde Eckert’s opera Ravenshead.

He has also recorded with John Zorn, Tom Waits, The Baguette Quartette, Frank London and Steven Bernstein.

Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988, he has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the California Jazz Conservatory, Black Pine Elementary, Sonoma State University, and been a guest lecturer at Stanford University.