Events With Jamey Aebersold and Michael Tobar This Week

Lots of good things are happening this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday renowned jazz educator & saxophonist Jamey Aebersold will be presenting several workshops at Ohio University. You are welcome to attend any or all of these:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Glidden Hall Room 101:

• 1:10 pm – Improvisation Clinic & Workshop with Jazz Ensemble II
• 2:10 pm – Improvisation Clinic & Workshop with Jazz Ensemble I
• 7-9 pm – Workshops with Jazz Combos I & II

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Glidden Hall Room 101
• 1:00 & 3:00 pm – Improvisation Clinics – Autumn Jazz Workshop.

On Saturday November 14th at 8:00pm I will be playing with composer Michael Tobar in a concert consisting entirely of his own compositions. His wide range of influences includes classical, jazz, rock, and more. This concert is FREE and takes place at Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College in Marietta, OH. I’m told works by other local artists will also be on display. For more info visit:

John Horne Newsletter 08-24-2007

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great summer!

I wanted to let you know about Athens Community Music School’s group guitar class offering this Fall:

For this year’s class I’ve decided to try something a little different: Instead of offering eight 50-minute classes that gradually introduce new concepts each week, class will now meet for six 80-minute classes. Each class will focus on specific guitar techniques and related songs so you can start incorporating the concepts into your playing right away.

The extended class time will be used for group playing and individual instruction. I’m calling it “Six String Savvy.” You can read the complete description below. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:10-7:30pm beginning September 18.

I’ve linked to ACMS’s Fall Schedule and Registration Form below. If you have any questions please contact me, and feel free to pass along this email to anyone else that might be interested.

Thanks – stay cool!
John Horne

Six-String Savvy
Instructor: John Horne
Designed for beginning to intermediate level guitarists, this course covers the fundamentals of guitar playing with an emphasis on rhythm playing and vocal accompaniment. Students will use familiar songs by artists such as The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Buffet and others as a platform for mastering common chords, learning standard strumming and fingerpicking patterns, and exploring common musical styles and song forms. Additionally, several tips and tricks commonly used by professional guitarists will be revealed including a simple system for remembering every major and minor chord on the fingerboard. Six 80-minute classes allow plenty of time for group playing and individualized instruction.
Open to sophomores in high school through adults.

ACMS Fall Schedule
ACMS Registration Form

John Horne Newsletter 6-10-2007

Friends and Neighbors:

This week I have two dates with The Remonko/Bastin Jazztet!

The Jazztet features trumpeter/percussionist Ernie Bastin and drummer Guy Remonko (of Los Viejos fame) with bassist Terry Douds and guitarist John Horne (that’s me) providing harmonic support. We play a wide variety of styles including blues, bebop, and latin grooves by composers such as Wes Montgomery, Wynton Marsalis, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. I think we’ve struck a nice balance that both casual listeners and jazz aficionados will appreciate. I hope you can come and listen!

The details:

Tuesday June 12 2007

Athens Public Library with The Remonko/Bastin Jazztet
30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701

Friday June 15 2007

The Blennerhassett with The Remonko/Bastin Jazztet
320 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101


Update June 13, 2007
Here are a few photos from the library gig. The APL turned out to be a really nice venue, and I think we all had a really wonderful time! In the last two photos are Azusa and Polly, two of my guitar students.

John Horne Newsletter 5-29-2007

Friends and neighbors:

This Thursday evening, I’ll be unleashing my inner shredder on Athens with “Chaos Theory” a concerto for electric guitar and wind symphony with the Ohio University Symphonic Band.

Chaos Theory fuses “progressive/hard rock intensity with classical sophistication, blurring the line between something precise and mathematical and something primal and visceral.”

The composer, James Bonney, is a Senior Composer/Sound Designer for Midway Games. He has recently finished work Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, and is currently creating music and effects for the forthcoming game John Woo’s Stranglehold.

You can listen to a preview of Chaos Theory at the composer’s website:

See you there!

The details:
Thursday May 31 2007 8:00PM
Memorial Auditorium
Athens OH 45701