CANNON BEACH — Jazz guitarist John Stowell will make his third appearance in Cannon Beach at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4.

Stowell has traveled the world performing for many years, and recently finished another world tour. He was the first American jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain and he continued to sell out performances there for two decades after that time.

Stowell also teaches internationally. He has been an artist-in-residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia and Argentina, as well as the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany) and Guitar Club (Italy).

Stowell's “Through the Listening Glass,” with David Friesen, was designated one of the "Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade" by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" by Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll in 1978 and 1979. He has appeared on BET's “Jazz Discovery” and “Guitar Series” television shows.

This New Year's concert will be held in an intimate setting at the museum's John Williams Classroom. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center, including future concerts, lectures, exhibits and field trips. Proceeds will also be allocated to a fund to send the historic U.S.S. Shark cannon and capstan to Texas A&M University in the spring of 2013 for restoration.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is located at 1387 S. Spruce St., at the corner of Sunset. For more information, call 503-436-9301, email or visit


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