Howard

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Greg Howard
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Instructor, Chapman Stick
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Musician and composer Greg Howard is one of the world's most active Chapman Stick players, having released nine CDs and performing all over North America, Europe and Japan. His music blends a wide variety of influences from Jazz, Latin and Flemenco to Progressive Rock, with heavy doses of free and structured improvisation. He has given over 2000 performances on this unusual instrument since 1985, including Lincoln Center's 2000 Electronic Evolutions concert, the 2003 and 2005 Montreal Jazz Festivals, the 2005 Festival of Stick and Tap Guitar in Allaire, France, and as a guest artist with the U. Va. Jazz Ensemble.

The Chapman Stick is an electric stringed instrument that combines bass, melody and chords all at once. American jazz guitarist Emmett Chapman invented this instrument to embody his unique Free Hands two-handed tapping guitar method, which he discovered in 1969. Howard has taught hundreds of Stick students at seminars, and he has written a comprehensive method book for the instrument ("The Stick Book", published by Stick Enterprises in Los Angeles).

 

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu