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Swinging Strategies for Jazz Ensemble Guitarists

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David Ness - Biographical Information

 Dave Ness BiographyChicago Jazz Magazine said of Dave Ness, “there is no denying his superlative skill on the guitar.”  A sought-out educator and clinician for nearly 25 years, Dave has recently published his first book, “Playing Guitar In A Jazz Ensemble,” (Kendor Music, Inc.).  Dave has directed jazz ensembles and jazz combos for several colleges and high schools, including Northwestern University, College of Lake County, Carthage College, Libertyville High School and Stevenson High School.  Dave has been studying the Freddie Green guitar style since 1990 and in 1999 his article on Freddie Green was published in the Jazz Educators Journal. Currently Dave teaches at the College of Lake County, Carthage College, and teaches private lessons. Recently, Dave taught guitar and jazz ensemble as well as AP Music Theory and Music Production at Libertyville High School. Dave has released three albums with the Dave Ness Trio: “Sketches,”  “Layers,” and “Grooveness.”  His website can be found at