So you're interested in finding out more about me and my Target Tones Course...
I play the jazz guitar.
I also teach, compose, arrange and record.
I've taught at the post-secondary level for 40 years, conducted Jazz Guitar workshops, and created courses in improvisation and other jazz related subjects at the University level. I developed and directed the Classical and Jazz Guitar programs at University of Charleston, Marshall University, Palm Beach University and Liberty University.
I've headlined at Jazz Festivals with Dave Brubeck, B.B King, Ellis Marsalis, Lou Rawls, Mundell Lowe, John Pizzarelli and Melissa Manchester.
Jim Carlton, Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists says “[My] playing is indicative of the rarified air of true mastery. [I] routinely create engaging and excellent music.”
I was interviewed in, and featured on the cover of the Feb 2014 issue of Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, and have been noted as “One of the leading active Jazz Artists” in the Jazz Guitar category since 2002 by Jazz Improv Magazine.
My chord melody arrangements for solo guitar appear regularly in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine.
I've also been included in the 2014 Scott Yanow book “ The Great Jazz Guitarists…The Ultimate Guide.”
I've recorded 20 CD’s as a leader and sideman, and each have received excellent critical acclaim in virtually every major Jazz publication.
In addition to all this I'm a Heritage Guitar Inc, Benedetto Guitar, Breedlove Guitar and Redstone Audio performing Artist, and have a Vince Lewis signature archtop guitar available built by Richard Ralston of www.RalstonGuitars.com, a noted New Zealand luthier.