Modern jazz guitarist/composer Wayne Krantz leads a free masterclass/clinic with UW Jazz Studies students. Praised for his utilization of complex rhythmic and harmonic concepts, Krantz has performed and recorded with artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Chris Potter and David Binney, but since the early 1990s has focused primarily on his solo career, mostly as a bandleader.
Wayne Krantz, guitar
Since 1986, modern jazz guitarist Wayne Krantz:
HAS played and/or recorded for: Binney, Potter, Fagen, the Breckers, the Dan, Cobham, Atakoglu, Bley, Bailey, Maria, Formanek, Anderson, Schwartz, Stern, Manieri, Anders, Wilkenfeld, Husband, Escreet, Hoenig, Barot, Weyland, Rahbany, Ridl
HAS employed on his own projects: Carlock, Lefebvre, Almond, Novak, Jackson, Lee, Socolow, Wilkenfeld, Danziger, Fig, Chambers, Bullock, Goines, Genus, Alias, Bryant, Hoenig, Binney, Beard, Ephron, Weyland, Mayer, Patitucci, Drayton, Beasley, Anders, Potter, Colaiuta, Wollesen, Palladino, the Staceys, Hey, Wood, Biddle, Tidd, Miura, Hess, Brewer
HAS made 10 records: “Signals” (’91), “Long To Be Loose” (’93), “2 Drink Minimum” (’95), “Separate Cages” (’96), “Greenwich Mean” (’99), “Your Basic Live” (’03), “Your Basic Live ’06″, “Krantz Carlock Lefebvre” (’09), “Howie 61″ (’12), “Good Piranha Bad Piranha” (’14)
HAS made 1 book: “An Improviser’s OS” (2005)
HAS taught at: NYU, Berklee, countless workshops worldwide