John Karkosiak, Guitar

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John Karkosiak has his Bachelor’s of Music in Guitar from the Jackie McClean Institute at the Hartt School of Music, Univerity of Hartford, where he studied under hard bop style guitarist Richard Goldstein.  He also studied extensively under international touring and recording artist Dan Wilson at Cuyahoga Community College. John has performed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Ensemble, Cedar Walton Ensemble, and Thelonious Monk Ensemble at the Jackie McClean Institute of Jazz, and performs in the northeast Ohio region. John has been teaching private guitar since 2013. He also teaches ukulele.

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