Classical and Jazz Guitarist
Jim Bachman began playing the guitar at age seven and then started formal lessons at ten. At the age of fourteen he began studying classical guitar with New York guitarist, Bob Peorine. After studying in New York, Jim moved to California where he received his Bachelors degree in Music from California Polytechnic State University.
While attending Cal Poly, Jim studied Classical Guitar and Lute with Dr. Craig Russell, Guitar Performance with Mathew Grief, Music Education with Dr. Alison Mclamore, Music Theory with John Russell, and Piano with Dr. Terry Spiller. Jim also studied Jazz guitar with Ted Greene, Bruce Forman, and Reid Alburger. Jim has performed in numerous master classes with Scott Tennent, Alex De Grassi , Dusan Bogdanovic, Christopher Parkening, and Jeff Linsky.
Besides teaching guitar at Cal Poly and his private studio, Jim has become one of the most sought after guitar performers on the Central Coast because of his vast musical repertoire and years of performing experience. Jim performs at many different types of venues and events including weddings, private parties, and local upscale venues.
Past performances include: The Cal Poly Pac, Cafe’ Roma, Village Cafe’, Adelaida Cellars, The Jack House, For Senator Jack O’connell, Castoro Cellars, Edna valley Vineyard, Laetitia Cellars, and numerous weddings and private parties.
In addition to Solo Guitar performance, Jim can also provide small groups such as a DUET with two guitars, or a TRIO with percussion.
If you have any particular song or set lists that you would like to have played at your special event, Jim will be happy to accommodate your specific requests for your event.
Jim Bachman and his musical performance expertise will enhance your special event, provide entertainment for your guests, and create timeless memories for years to come. With Jim’s unique blend of musical styles, professionalism, musicianship and total client satisfaction, Jim Bachman will be an asset to your special event or private party.
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