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Sean McGowan

Denver, Colorado
United States

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Sean McGowan is a guitarist who combines many diverse musical influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his compositions and arrangements for solo guitar. His first recording, River Coffee won the Best Independent Release of the Year Award (2002) from Acoustic Guitar magazine and music from the recording has been featured on BBC’s “Great Guitars” radio program. His most recent release Indigo (2008) offers a compelling portrait of classic jazz standards performed on solo electric archtop guitar. As a soloist, Sean has performed at several festivals including the Novi Sad International Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Newport Guitar Festival, and has collaborated with several dance and improv companies including the Portland Ballet.
Sean is an avid arts educator and currently serves as an assistant professor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver. He earned a DMA in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has conducted guitar workshops at colleges throughout New England as a member of the Artist Roster of the Maine Arts Commission.


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