Ian Scherer

Ian Scherer is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scherer
picked up the guitar at age 14 after 3 years of trumpet
studies. Subsequently he attended the Duquesne University
School of Music on a music performance scholarship
as well as the University of Pittsburgh School of Music with a
dual major in guitar performance / jazz composition.

During this time Scherer also studied privately with such notable artists as:
Pat Martino (www.patmartino.com)
Jimmy Bruno (www.jimmybruno.com)
and Joe Negri (www.joenegri.com)

In 1996 Scherer relocated to northern California where he
immediately began working with a number of regional and international acts
Lutan Fyah,
Angeline Saris (www.angelinesaris.com),
Dustin Saylor (www.dustinsaylor.com),
The Heavies,
Luna Quartet,
Pat Jordan Band,
J.H. Big Band,
Paul Spina (Groundation),
Eric Levy (Garaj Mahal),
Chris Amberger (Jazz Messengers, George Shearing Quintet),
Dub Soldier,
Robert Herrera,

In 2003 Scherer began composing and producing soundtrack music for
Cypress Films / Showtime Network and became a member of A.S.C.A.P. The
North Bay Music Awards (NORBAYS) nominated Ian Scherer for 'Jazz Artist of the Year' in
2005, 2006, and 2007.

Scherer is in demand as a performer and currently plays frequent engagements for festivals,
clubs, recording sessions, and other
special events. 
Ian Scherer

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