Rolf Sturm


Electric Bass , Guitar , Jazz Bass , Jazz Guitar

Area of Study

Private Lessons

Career Highlights

B.F.A., Jazz Guitar, Ithaca College
Studies at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory
Berklee College of Music

Rolf Sturm’s guitar playing has earned the praise of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. He appears on over 60 CDs and has performed live or on recordings that feature Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Heather Masse, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, Roswell Rudd, Catherine Russell, Giora Feidman, Ike Willis, Eddy Arnold, Archie Shepp, and members of the Grateful Dead. Rolf has toured the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, and the UK, performing at dozens of jazz, jam band/rock, folk, and blues festivals (including the World Expo in Hanover, Germany, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Ripplefest, Music On The Mountain Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival). He has performed at Lincoln Center, and Town Hall in NYC, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has appeared on soundtracks for both film and television and his music has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered. His solo guitar recording, “Balance”, was awarded 4 stars in DownBeat magazine.