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Sean McGowan: New Video Podcast With Jazz Guitar Today



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Guitarist Sean McGowan talks to JGT’s Bob Bakert about both jazz guitar and acoustic fingerstyle guitar, as well as a variety of other subjects.

Brent Mason and Sean McGowan
Jimmy Bruno and Sean McGowan

Sean is an avid arts educator and currently serves as Professor of Music and Chair of the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies department at the University of Colorado Denver, one of the largest contemporary music programs in the country. He earned a DMA in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has conducted workshops at colleges and guitar organizations throughout the country. He has also presented and performed at the Jazz Education Network conference in New Orleans, the International Symposium for the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Aspen, CO, and numerous College Music Society national and regional conferences. Sean is a strong advocate for injury prevention and health education for musicians, and his workshops incorporate a holistic approach to playing. He is also a contributing editor and educational advisor for Acoustic Guitar magazine. He is the author of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos (Hal Leonard) and the String Letter book/video instruction methods The Acoustic Jazz Guitarist, Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials, and Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar. Sean has also produced a dozen courses for TrueFire, covering the topics of fingerstyle jazz, improvisation, and comping (available at

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