Welcome to the Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest, where the magic of jazz comes alive in the picturesque setting of San Luis Obispo County. This annual festival, held at the exquisite Cambria Pines Lodge, is a dream weekend for jazz guitar enthusiasts of all levels. Founded by the esteemed jazz guitarist and educator, Rich Severson, along with his wife Gail and son Wes, the Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest is a celebration of all things jazz guitar.
Rich's passion for jazz and his dedication to fostering a vibrant jazz community are at the heart of this event. Through his influential YouTube channel, he has cultivated a unique network of jazz players, creating a thriving community of enthusiasts who share their favorite jazz tunes, discuss the nuances of jazz archtops, and explore gear to craft the perfect jazz tone. The festival is an extension of this community, a place where jazz lovers can connect, share, and learn.
At the Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest, we're assembling a stellar lineup of jazz guitarists and teachers, offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of jazz. Our program includes concerts, intimate performances, workshops, clinics, and gear exhibits, ensuring that there's something for everyone, from novice players to seasoned professionals. Whether you're looking to hone your skills, discover new techniques, or simply revel in the captivating sounds of jazz guitar, our festival has it all. In addition to the fantastic music, we're curating guitar and gear exhibits featuring some of the industry's leading jazz guitar-related companies. Explore the latest innovations and discover the equipment that can help you achieve your unique sound.
The Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest is more than just a festival; it's an immersive experience that will nourish your soul and ignite your passion for jazz guitar. Whether you're a seasoned musician or an eager novice, this event offers something for everyone. It's a chance for like-minded jazz enthusiasts to come together, share their passion, and forge lasting connections and friendships. Join us for a weekend of unparalleled jazz guitar music, inspiration, and camaraderie, and let the Central Coast Jazz Guitar Fest be your dream jazz guitar getaway.
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