California's Celebration of Archtop Guitars and Great Jazz Players

A Weekend of Listening and Learning in the beautiful seaside town of Cambria, Featuring Classes, Artists, Concerts, Exhibitors, Jam Sessions, & more! It Will Be A True Jazz Guitar Player's Dream Weekend!

Friday March 1st - Sunday, March 3rd

Cambria Pines Lodge - Cambria, CA

Presented By:

-Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest-

Where Guitarists of All Levels Come Together

Guitar College is beyond excited to bring you California's first-ever celebration of all things jazz guitar!
Jazz enthusiasts and guitar aficionados will converge with the pros for a weekend filled with enlightening clinics & workshops, electrifying concerts, soulful solo performances, and a diverse group of guitar-related exhibitors. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you'll have the opportunity to learn from and watch some of the best jazz guitarists in the world! It'll be unforgettable experience for seasoned pros, aspiring jazz musicians, or simply those who just love jazz guitar.

Watch & learn From These Great Performers & Teachers

Rich Severson, owner of Guitar College, is known for teaching students worldwide and captivating audiences with his impeccable, smooth technique. His soulful expression and deep understanding of the jazz tradition make him a standout in the world of jazz guitar.

Rich has been assembling workshops with amazingly talented players and educators for decades, and for the first time, he's doing on California's gorgeous Central Coast!

Rich Severson

Bruce Forman

David Becker

Thom Rotella

Tim Lerch

Pat Kelley

Adam Levine

Nate Lopez

Brad Rabuchin

Jim Fox

Sean McGowan

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Guitar College
Henriksen Amplifiers



Vidami Video Looper





El Dorado


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What to Expect at the Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest


You will see nightly jazz concerts featuring a wide-variety of jazz genres from our list of guitar pros. They'll be featured in full band settings and are sure to included some intriguing collaborations and arrangements

Pro Clinics

You'll get truly inspired while attending a wide-ranging variety of workshops and seminars, featuring some of the best jazz guitar teachers in the world! Walk away with new techniques and insider secrets that will boost your creativity

Intimate Performances

The event will be loaded with not just concerts. There will also be entertaining up-close and personal performances in a beautiful, comfortable setting. Relax and have a drink while hearing solo guitarists and duos playing their best stuff.

Jam Sessions

Feeling bold? There will be amazing opportunities to show off your skills while being backed up by a world class rhythm section. Our scheduled jam sessions will be entertaining, engaging, and educational, all within a supportive environment.

Guitars & Gear

Jazz guitar players are gearheads, which is why we are lining up some of the best companies to show off their most appealing gear for guitar junkies who are in a never-ending search to construct the perfect jazz tone.

A Thriving Community of

Jazz Guitar Players

Guitar College has built one of the strongest communities of jazz guitar players worldwide. You will walk away from the event with lasting memories with like-minded friends who all share an obsession with jazz guitar.

Great Food, Wine, & Hospitality

Nestled amid the magical landscape of California's Central Coast, Cambria Pines Lodge provides a tranquil getaway in a picturesque setting. It offers several options for fresh, wine country-inspired dining and drink with casual environments, including beautiful garden views

What The Guitar College Community Says About Our Previous Workshops

Get In Touch

Our lineup for 2024 is full but contact us for opportunities for our 2025 event!

We are looking for more exhibitors and Sponsors for 2024! Please contact us!

Call Rich: (805)460-6370

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Event Location: Cambria Pines Lodge

2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428

Date: March 1st - March 3rd, 2024

2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428, USA

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