BRAD RABUCHIN: Guitarist – Teacher

SUMMARY: Brad draws upon a vast and varied experience in performance and composition over a period of 30 years in a verity of musical contexts. Brad also has extensive teaching experience including The Los Angeles Music Academy, the Musicians Institute, The Yosemite Jazz guitar workshop and Pierce Junior College.

BIO: Brad Rabuchin grew up in Pasadena, Ca oblivious to the classic rock era of the 60s & 70s until one night on TV catching Mason Williams playing his guitar instrumental “Classical Gas” on a guitar with fish swimming around inside of it! He then delved into playing, first mostly acoustic finger style and later getting into electric. Brad studied music at Pierce Junior college and CSUN but his musical identity was also drawn from extensive self study and several excellent private teachers including Derol Coraco, Ted Greene and Joe Pass. Brad Rabuchin now splits time between teaching, leading his own band and a successful carrier as a sideman.

JAZZ CREDITS: Louie Bellson, Ray Charles, Pat Martino, John Pisano, Roy Hardgrove, Dave Binney, Ralph Humprey, Sherman Ferguson, Chad Wackerman, Gary Willis, Diane Shurr, Barbara Morrison, George Arvanitas, Steve Turre.

OTHER CREDITS: Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Bonnie Rait, Willie Nelson, Carl Anderson, David “Fathead” Newman, Bunnie Brunel, Buddy Miles. Al Kooper, Ta Ta Vega, Gary Meek, Mars Bonfire, Glenn Phillips(Toad the Wet Sprocket), Stu Hamm, Chad Smith(Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dick Van Dyke, Jesus Christ Superstar official touring company, Moscow Symphony, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Brad also spent 5 years and toured 6 continents as the last guitarist with Ray Charles. And has put out 2 solo albums “When Smart Dogs Go Bad” and “Cats Have Edge”.