John W. Riemer

Solo demo on YouTube


I am a jazz guitarist with 55 years experience. Having come up through the ’60s jazz
scene in Chicago I offer unique insight to aspiring jazz guitarists as well as technical
expertise honed while teaching jazz guitar programs at several Michigan colleges
Teaching History
Western Michigan University in the Community Arts Program, Susan Steele, director.
Classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Jazz Guitar program at Kalamazoo College…Leslie Tung, private studies director.
Crescendo Music Academy…Kalamazoo…Audrey Lipsey, director
Riemer/Young Music…own shop
Performance History
Big band
Harrison Hill’s Invincible Artistes -Chicago
Terry Brejla Big Band- Chicago
Earl “Fatha” Hines-Chicago
Kalamazoo Big Band-Kalamazoo
Own group at Hungry Eye -Chicago
Monti Brothers Band-Chicago
Benny Zuchinni Radio Allstars
Eddie Harris \Chicago
Phoenix Arizona-Duo
Bob Ravenscroft-Phoenix
Herrick/Riemer Duo-Mesa Arizona
Kalamazoo -solo, duo and other
Whistle Stop-own group “John Riemer Trio”
Chaps-own group
Grazin’ in the Brass-Solo
“New Connection”-Quartet co-lead with Bill Braham
Kalamazoo Symphony “Pop series”-Roger Williams, Rita Moreno, Englebert
Humperdink, Sherry Lewis. • Andrew Lloyd Weber Showcase-Civic Theater-Kalamazoo
Barn Theater-Augusta-Many shows • WMU-“Great American Symphony” Curtis CurtisSmith,
“JesusChrist, Superstar” District 211-Kamerling/Riemer Jazz Duo-Kalamazoo
•Grand Rapids Symphony-“Five by Design”


Private study. Stu Pearce

Chicago Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Computer Usage.

Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery – Guitar Design, Building and Repair. Certificate.
Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University – Private Guitar Instruction.
Devry Technical School, Chicago – Basic Electronics. Certificate.
High School, Chicago, Illinois – Graduate College prep courses

STUFF for Sale….guitars, amps, effects, cabinets, mixers…….

Contact: John Riemer
1111 West Central Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436 6005 home 269 599 4945 cell

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