Guitar, Bass

John Lind is a jazz bassist and guitar player from San Antonio, Texas. Born in May of 1991 into a musical family, John became involved with music at very early age. At the age of 5, he began to sing in the church choir that his mother directed alongside studying piano. Ever the curious student of music, John would go on to start both guitar and double bass lessons at the age of 11. His formal study of the double bass began with lessons from members of the San Antonio Symphony, in addition to his participation in public school strings programs. Beginning in the spring of 2009, John began to study classical guitar, a new musical endeavor, in addition to continuing his study of the double bass throughout high school. In the fall of 2010, he enrolled at Southwestern, University in Georgetown, Texas. There, he pursued a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar studies under the tutelage of Dr. David Asbury and Dr. Steve Kostelnik. While at Southwestern, John continued to play the double bass in both the university orchestra as well as the university jazz ensemble. By the time he was a sophomore, he was regularly working as a jazz bassist in Austin, TX in addition to his work as a solo guitarist. Upon graduation in the spring of 2014, John continued to work as both a solo guitarist and jazz bassist in both his hometown of San Antonio as well as Austin, TX. He continued his music career during his 4 year stay in Madrid, Spain, where he was a highly in-demand bass player for a host of concerts, tours, and recording projects. He has played a variety of musical genres including jazz, classical, funk, fado, flamenco, cumbia, and more. John has more than 8 years of teaching experience in guitar, bass, general music, and music theory. He is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese in addition to his native English, and has 4 years of experience teaching music in Spanish to musicians of all levels. As of August, 2019, John lives in New York City.

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