Music Bio - Curt Sheller
Author • Musician • Educator • Graphic Artist
Curt has been a performing guitarist/recording artist for the past 30 years and a private music instructor for the last 20 years. As an educator and author Curt has published over 30 books on music, guitar and ukulele.
Curt maintains a roster of between 40 to 60 private guitar, bass and ukulele students a week.
Curt has been published by Just Jazz Guitar magazine.
Curt designed and maintains the Internet's most comprehensive resource for jazz guitarists and ukulele players. Here is what jazz guitarist Joe Finn had to say about the site: "One of the internet's most comprehensive resources for the jazz guitarist is www.jazzguitarresources.com where you will find outstanding information about luthiers, instructional materials, instruments, and the musicians themselves. I especially like the new interview section. Webmaster Curt Sheller, who is also a terrific guitarist, has done the jazz guitar community a great service with this fine site."
As a jazz guitarist Curt performs in and around the Philadelphia area solo and in a variety of duo and trio settings.
As a ukulele player Curt has performed and given workshops at several annual ukulele festivals across the US including Indianapolis, New York City, Los Angeles, and Baltimore.
How About More Uke?
The classic jazz trio of
guitar ukulele, bass and drums. Performing a selection of jazz standards.
Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
This is not a CD that attempts to assault the listener with ego or insistent playing. Rather, it is an album that clearly realizes the beauty of the melodies of each tune played. Tunes like “There Will Never be Another You”, “Black Orpheus”, “My Favorite Things”, “Milestones”, “Autumn Leaves”, “So What”, “Cute” and other standards, are performed with deference to the musical statements that can be found within the harmonic and melodic content of each tune, as are the two original tunes written by Sheller: “Kelle Belle” and “Midnight Café”. In other words, there is some nice playing going on here.
Sheller’s single line playing is smooth and straightforward with an effortless quality that can only be portrayed by someone who has been playing and listening for some time. And his chordal work is skillful with fat sounding voicings that work very well in this trio setting. Just check out the gorgeous chordal arrangement Sheller comes up with on the original tune “Woman Child” (written by producer Chuck Anderson). Very nice indeed.
The remaining members, Daoud Shaw on drums and Steve Beskrone on electric bass, complement Sheller’s playing by providing a strong rhythmic foundation for Sheller to play off of. However, Beskrone gets off some nice solos on a few tunes showing that he can grab the spotlight when need be.
Overall, this is a very nice CD to have in your collection and I look forward to hopefully more Midnight visits to the Jazz Cafe. ( review from JazzGuitarLife.com )
Curt Sheller & Curt Sheller Publications
We (I) are/is/am an independent publishing company, a one-man show (by choice) based in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
All my books or CDs are available online at:
Selected Ukulele and Guitar books are available at several dealers around the USA including Hawaii
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Quick Contact Information
For more information, call Curt at Curt Sheller Publications at: 610 326 7295
Or email Curt at email@example.com
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