SUPER GUITARIST, JIM GREENINGER, Playing the most beautiful and passionate
songs of all time.
Jim Greeninger may be the most versatile solo guitarist of
all playing Gospel, Country, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Spanish all at the
highest level. Plus, Novel (two songs at once) and passionate ballads to
melt your heart.
an impressive list of credentials such as: Julliard, Carnegie Hall Solo
performance to an instant standing ovation, studied with Andres Segovia,
Jim is a guitar designer and builder (Luthier), competition winner,
founder of The American School of Music ( www.AmericanSchoolOfMusic.com
is also a Master Guitarist Level 7, MG7. Jim plays at least seven
distinctly different styles of music. At this concert he will play
Country, Classical, Jazz, a special music demonstration showing how a
person can play so many parts in one song - so fun to watch, and a piece
where he plays two songs at once. Also, some of the most popular and
beautiful songs of all time. In the second half Jim may even take requests
from the audience, as time allows.
He was the first guitarist to be invited
to teach at the famous Juilliard School of Music. A story Jim may
tell at the fun and interactive show where you, the audience, can request
the songs that he plays.
He was a student
of Andres Segovia for seven years. Maestro Segovia said: “You
have the sacred fire...” And said: “We
are alike spirits.”
He has to his credit three gold CDs and ten others of
different styles. He records in a very different way which produces a
better CD and listening experience.
Being a Luthier (musical
instrument builder), he builds the guitars he plays. He built a special
guitar for this his Carnegie Hall performance. This took approximately 300
hours to construct and has been his best guitar to date. Now, Jim is
working on special full size folding guitars, both nylon classical and
steel string acoustic/electric. These amazing guitars fold at the
neck/body joint and go into a backpack case for airline travel. Much
thanks to Harvey Leach, Master luthier and the world's leading inlay
artist, for his invention of the folding guitar system. Mr. Leach also
made the bodies and basic two guitars that Jim completed. Harvey and Jim
are currently working on a collaboration to create a line of high end
folding classical guitars which will, hopefully, debut sometime in late
Jim performed his solo
debut at Carnegie Hall for an hour and a half he set on
stage at Carnegie Hall and mesmerized a full house. The audience loved him
and he received a great review from the New York Times. Many of the
Juilliard staff and students we're in the center section to hear him.
Here is what Jim says about that performance: “I was just a farm boy from Oregon but I decided to tackle the
greatest task ever; a solo debut at Carnegie Hall. I worked for a full
year on this program practicing every single day in the dark, in the light
and anytime of the day. I was only in my early 30’s at the time. When I
started to play there was a lady sitting in the front row in my line of
sight with her legs crossed swinging her right leg out of tempo. It was
quite distracting so my practice of playing in the dark paid off. I simply
closed my eyes and played the entire program without distraction.” I
must have played well because the result was an instant standing ovation
with people yelling ‘Encore, encore!’ Being a farm boy, I wasn't sure
what to do but finally came back out played something slow and pretty.”
Incredibly popular CDs - “Many
years ago I discovered that the best way to record was in live
performance. The trick was to have the sound of the guitar without any
extraneous sounds. I found the answer to be a high quality digital
recorder and a direct output from my line-mixer and record every
performance. This gives each song a great musical sound and energy, plus,
I have many chances to achieve a perfect performance.”
is now the founder of the new American
School of Music (AmericanSchoolOfMusic.com) , a traveling music school
with unique abilities. Teaching the Gamer Changer Class, the last master
class you will ever need. Quickly learn professional techniques and get
out there and play your music, very cool classes.
REVIEWS: "Jim Greeninger is one of the world's greatest
guitarists...a real heavyweight" Howard Roberts, GIT/MIT,
Hollywood, CA "SUCH REFINED QUALITY AND INTERPRETIVE
STRENGTH" St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO
what a brilliant guitarist" Youtube Review
"GUITARIST PLAYS BRILLIANTLY" The Herald, Provo, UT "INCREDIBLE
... MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED" The Easterner, Spokane,
“Hands of a surgeon and a poet’s soul”
What other musicians say: "Top class performance, better does
not exist!”, "The emotional impact is utterly devastating...",
"Breathtaking, what a brilliant guitarist.", "He is the
best of all guitarists…""Breathtaking.", "Wow, I'm
speechless... maybe the finest I've ever heard in my life..amazing",
"Very good, maybe the best player in the world.", "We're
not worthy!!!!!!! Best I have ever seen.", "You are incredible.
I don't have words to describe how wonderful you play the guitar, your
sound is perfect.", "I can't say enough good things about Jim
Greeninger's guitar playing. He deserves all the praise he gets.",
"Master!!!", "Wow!, Absolutely captivating. It warms the
At the show you may hear or request songs like: Country: You Were Always On My Mind, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues Popular:
Walk Don't Run, Route 66 W/Traffic Jam, horns honking, Unchained
Melody, Moon River Stand By Me, Wonderful World, Maria Elena, Danny Boy,
... More... Novel, Jazz, Latin: Two Songs At Once, Yankee
Doodle & Dixie, Build a song: Bass, Harmony, Melody, Rhythm. keep
changing things to make it interesting. Absolutely fascinating.
Blue Moon, The Girl From Ipanema, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Secret
Love, Yellow Bird, Jobim, Bonfa, etc. Classical: O Solo Mio,
Quando Men Vo, Simple Gifts, Pachelbel Canon, Masterpiece Theater Theme,
Romance de Amore, Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Bach, Scarlatti, Spanish,
etc., Gospel, upon request: The Old Rugged Cross, As The
Deer, He Touched Me, In The Garden, Christmas: Away In A
Manger, The Christmas Song, Fairest Lord Jesus, Silent Night, Feliz
Navidad, White Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells,
Catalonian Song, Mary Did You Know, Ave Maria. And so many
other songs you can request.
Jim may give a short music lesson showing you things even professional
musicians don’t know, and a guitar lesson showing you how to play the
guitar without your hands hurting in a simple method Jim calls Easy Guitar
Now, The Color Note Method. It’s very interesting…!
Humor: Yup, it’s here. Jim
has some great stories and jokes. This show is 1 ½ long
but often the audience does not want Jim to stop.
This is to
announce our concert on October 1, 2016 at Winningstad Theater,
Portland'5, please post or announce.
& Beauty of The Guitar, Jim Greeninger http://passionmusictour.com/
At this website you will see a Press Release, photos, videos,
some reasons why you may like to have Jim on your show or
do an interview with him:
- Jim plays more styles at a high level than
any other guitarist.
- He designs and builds his own instruments,
including his new full size folding backpack classical and steel
string guitars, very cool to see
- Jim Greeninger is the Director for the American
School of Music ( http://americanschoolofmusic.com/ ) and
will give a class a day following the performance on: "How
to be twice the musician you are in just one day and one class"
with little known techniques he developed over the years. EVERY
musician and singer needs this class.
- Jim will play most any styles of music you
would like to hear: Classical, Jazz, Country, Gospel, Popular,
Latin, Novel (two songs at once), Spanish...and more.
- His acclaimed solo debut at Carnegie Recital
- How Jim was invited to teach at the
prestigious Julliard School of Music and why he turned it down
- His invention of the j51 Recording strings
made by D'Addario and why the guitar world needed them
- Jim's years studying with Maestro Andres
- The competitions he has won
- His show in Branson Missouri, "The live
show capital of the world"
- How Jim developed the blistering 3-finger
- Why he is now playing the world's most
beautiful pieces in his new show/concerts and how he
discovered everyone loves this format.
are always fun with Jim Greeninger not just because of the above
reasons, but also because of his wit, fun and funny stories.
you tickets early, Jim’s concerts usually sell out early.