_

Mitch Seidman was initially inspired by a Kenny Burrell record to pursue jazz guitar, and then by the late Attila Zoller through study and a close friendship that began in 1974. A professional musician and music educator for well over forty years, he has performed at festivals, nightclubs, adjudicated, and presented clinics throughout the U.S., as well in France, Germany, and Costa Rica, where he was also an artist-in-residence. Seidman has recorded with Harold Vick, Harvie S, Ted Brown, Alan Dawson, Joe Hunt, Tony Zano, and Charlie Kohlhase. Seidman has performed with John Pisano, Teddy Kotick, George Garzone, Herb Pomeroy, Hal Crook, Joe Beck, Michael Formanek, Holly Hofmann, Don Friedman, Vera Auer, Tyrone Brown, Eddie Jones, Steve LaSpina, Ray Drummond, Ron McClure, George Duke, Billy Harper, Elliott Zigmund, and numerous other renowned jazz musicians. He has led recordings on Jardis (Germany), Cadence, Kyran Music, and Brownstone Records. Mitch Seidman is a Professor of Ear Training at Berklee College of Music, was a long-time contributing editor to 20th Century Guitar Magazine, and co-authored the book entitled Playing the Changes:Guitar on Berklee Press/Hal Leonard.  He has earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition degree from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Music in Music Education degree from Boston University.

Homepage photo; Chi-Sun Chan, Recording studio photos; Steve Mason, Press page photo; Bob Lecair