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Wes Norton,
Solo Guitarist:

Wes Norton Trio

Sonobra Trio

Lisa & Dad

Gerald Smith/Wes Norton Guitar Duo

Williams & Norton
Piano-Guitar duo

Other Units


Audio Files

Public Events


Wes has a long history of performance, study and instructing in Jazz and Classical styles from the middle 1950s to present. Primary Classical Guitar training was with Peter Colona at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, PA. Incidental training was with Andres Segovia and master classes with Christopher Parkening and Rey de la Torre.

Performances of a limited Classical repertoire have been held at Fisk University (Nashville, TN), Lincoln University (PA) and various churches in the Philadelphia, PA area (including, but not limited to,incidental wedding music, preludes and offertories, choral and solo accompaniment).

His primary focus however, is Jazz. His most important teacher was Dennis Sandole of Philadelphia, who encouraged both plectrum and classical techniques in Jazz. Additional early influences were Bill Harris of Washington, DC. and Johnny Smith of NYC.

Perfomances in the Jazz idiom have been held in many restuarants and private establishments on the east coast, from Central NY State to Georgia. He has held a staff musician post at 6ABC-TV in Philadelphia, PA, as well as catering establishments in the Delaware Valley.

The jazz repertoire includes over 400+ songs from the Broadway Show genre through jazz and latin standards from the 1930's to today.

Geograhic performance area: Normally a 100 mile radius centered on Philadelphia, PA. More distant venues are negotiable.
Affiliated with:
  • The Solo Musician's Network   
  • Local 77, AF of M   
  • The Mt. Airy Cultural Center, Inc.

    This page last updated on 2/4/2008 by CRCWD.com