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John Storie “Ponderosa” Album Release w/ Josh Nelson
John Storie “Ponderosa” Album Release w/ Josh Nelson

Thu, Aug 29


Sam First

John Storie “Ponderosa” Album Release w/ Josh Nelson

The long-time sideman for Jeff Goldblum, Spencer Day, and Steve Tyrell celebrates the release of his new CD in an intimate duo format with one of LA's most well-respected pianists, Josh Nelson. 8:00 & 9:30 John Storie (guitar + vocals), Josh Nelson (piano)

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Aug 29, 2019, 8:00 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

John Storie is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Since 2006, John has been an active contributor in the LA music scene with his work as a performer spanning the jazz scene to music for film and television.

As a founding member of the award-winning New West Guitar Group and world-renown Jeff Goldblum’s Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, John has performed internationally at major jazz festivals and venues. The Jeff Goldblum/Mildred Snitzer Orchestra’s debut album on Decca Records, topped #16 on the emerging artists charts on Billboard and was voted “Best New Artist” by JazzTimes in the 2018 music poll.

His current tours also include Steve Tyrell, Sarah McKenzie, and Spencer Day.

In 2017, John recorded on Gwen Stefani’s album You Make it Feel Like Christmas which topped the Billboard charts at #1 holiday album. His further performances with Gwen Stefani included an update to the album released in 2018 and a TV special produced by NBC the same year.

While a student at USC’s Thornton School of Music and CalArts, he was recognized by the Downbeat Student Music Awards, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Jazz Society of Oregon, Cascade Festival of Music, Guitar Foundation of America, the ASCAP Foundation, and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In 2005, John was selected as one of 10 semi-finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition.

In 2019, John will be releasing a new project featuring pianist Josh Nelson called “Ponderosa”. Since 2018, John has been on faculty at Pierce College in Los Angeles. He is currently an artist-in-residence at his alma mater California Institute of the Arts conducting his class Concert Booking and Tour Planning for the Self-Promoting Musician.


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