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Now 30, PJ Rasmussen (PJRasmussenJazz) has headlined two national TV specials, been featured on the cover of Hot House Jazz Magazine, headlined at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, and landed two albums on the jazz charts. Bucky Pizzarelli calls him “a damn good guitarist.”

Born in 1990, Rasmussen entered a world where jazz seemed reserved more for intellectuals than real people. Picking up the guitar at age 10, he spent more time learning Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton than working his way through the Real Book. While his passion for rock and blues never waned, his eclectic taste and exploratory spirit never stopped looking for new music to learn; soon enough he was practicing Joe Pass and Yardbird alongside Slowhand under the watchful eye of Andrew Light. A great guitarist in his own right, Andrew introduced PJ to the wide world of jazz. He has never looked back, studying Jazz Performance at William Patterson University and leading groups that have included Scott Robinson, Rich Perry, Jim Ridl, Steve Davis, and a host of others.

PJ has played professionally in every genre that involves guitar.

Screen name:
pjrasmussenmusic
Member since:
Jan 30 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
14
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Coltrane, Eric Claption, Grant Green, The Beatles, Pat Metheny, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Maria Schneider...

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars-- Gibson 135, Ibanez Artist, Eastman hollow body 7 string

Pedals-- Vox Wah, Tube Screamer Mini, The Rat Distortion, MXR Carbon Copy, Boss DD-6 Delay, POG2.

Amp-- Quilter, 12 inch speaker

MUSIC