Music critics have described Paul Renz as “a remarkable guitarist and composer,” a creator of jazz that “knocks out listeners with subtle firepower hidden in a splendid vocabulary of feints and finesse.” A graduate of Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, himself a student of jazz greats Herb Pomeroy and George Russell, Renz has recorded a half dozen CDs which have received critical acclaim and topped jazz charts. Renz is also a passionate and highly renowned teacher, offering private guitar and bass lessons as well as classes on theory and improvisation. Renz resides in Minneapolis, but offers online guitar lessons to students around the world.

Time to think about Summer Jazz Camp! Aug. 3-6, 2017 Treat yourself to a summer jazz camp/vacation on the beautiful shores of Lake Rideau in Ontario, Canada. A jazz retreat for adults-five nights and four full days of jazz study and jamming in a spectacular setting. We'll hunker down with jazz standards, blues, and bebop. We'll play music for hours on end and cover a wide range of topics-practicing methods, articulation and phrasing, jazz theory, modern chord voicings, improvisation techniques and ensemble playing. Classical musicians interested in the art of jazz and blues and improvisation are welcome! Click on Jazz Camp for more info. http://paulrenz.com/camp
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