Guitar Ensemble

Director Steve Ramsdell

Come hear the Guitar Ensemble and experience a lively mix of blues, jazz, funk and even classical arranged for a variety of guitarists!

About the Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble features acoustic and electric guitars performing 20th century American music. No audition necessary.

About the Director: Chicago-based guitarist Steve Ramsdell performs commercial music, jazz classics, solo classical music, and original music as a leader. Some performance highlights include New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Steve’s original music at SPACE in Evanston, performances with Spider Saloff at the Iridium in New York, and shows with Matt Geraghty at Ondojazz in Lisbon and the Chicago Jazz Fest. Steve’s musical arrangements can be heard on Spider Saloff’s CD Like Glass, while his original compositions appear on his release Looking For… and his first CD Steve Ramsdell Group. As a teacher with decades of experience, Steve works with all levels of guitarists, striving to help students develop the skills needed to pursue their musical goals.