Brand Event

DONOVAN RAITT joins STONEBRIDGE GUITARS INTERNATIONAL for a performance at our booth, 3612.

Donovan has been an artist with SGI for just over a decade.


In 2001 Donovan was admitted to the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in the Studio/Jazz guitar program, and was the recipient of the Paul LaRose memorial scholarship for guitar. While at USC, Donovan studied jazz and contemporary guitar styles with Steve Trovato, Richard Smith, Frank Potenza, and Pat Kelley, as well as classical, flamenco and fingerstyle guitar with David Oakes and James Smith. Donovan graduated from the studio guitar program with honors from USC in 2005. In 2010, Donovan completed a master's degree in Guitar Performance (Jazz Studies) from California State University, Long Beach under the direction of Ron Eschete. While at CSULB, Donovan wrote his master's thesis on fingerstyle guitarist Michael Hedges.

Donovan works regularly as a performing guitarist in both solo performance as well as with several groups and ensembles. Donovan is currently endorsed by Strum-N-Comfort thumb picks as well as Line 6 guitars and effects and continues to perform regularly in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Donovan is currently working on a cd of original music for solo guitar, which he hopes to finish by the end of the year.