Oral History Information
John Stowell has been a strong supporter of the music industry as a jazz guitarist and has performed at the NAMM show over the years as well as at the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. Fans of the museum may recall the special program during the 2002 NAMM Show in which John was joined on stage by John Pisano and Jack LeMaire in discussing the influence of jazz pioneer Eddie Lang. John Stowell’s career has been rich, as a performing and recording artist as well as a musical ambassador to the Soviet Union beginning in 1983. His first concert in that country was also the first time an American jazz group was allowed to perform there since World War II. Since that time he has returned many times to sold-out concerts.