ARTIST FEATURE: From teaching at Cal Poly Pomona to being an influencer on Instagram. From playing Fender Strat to composing on fretless guitar. Meet...
Buzz Gravelle is one leading proponents of the fretless classical guitar and one of few professional fretless classical guitarists in the US. He has set about to raise awareness of its possibilities through original compositions, recordings, lecture/demonstrations, and performances. In 2019 he released an album of all original music for fretless classical guitar, “The Realm of Endless Concepts”, available on all streaming platforms. In addition to fretless guitar Buzz has been performing on guitar and other instruments for over thirty years in a variety of musical genres--classical, experimental, popular, rock, jazz and blues, and world music.
Buzz has over twenty-five years of experience as a music educator. He is on faculty at California Polytechnic University at Pomona, where he teaches guitar, music theory, and composition. Buzz holds both M.F.A. and D.M.A. degrees in music from UCLA.