Royce Campbell is a prolific recording artist and performer with over 30 albums released as leader or co-leader. He is known as one of the most melodic soloists on the jazz guitar scene today. He has recorded with many legendary jazz guitarists including Pat Martino, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, Herb Ellis, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mundell Lowe, Charlie Byrd, Gene Bertoncini, and Cal Collins. His recordings have been favorably reviewed by jazz critics worldwide, and he has been featured in profiles in Jazz Times, DownBeat, Guitar Player Magazine, 21st Century Guitar, Japan’s Swing Journal, and Germany’s Akustik Gitarre. He has appeared on the cover of String Jazz and Just Jazz Guitar.
Campbell toured for 19 years as the guitarist for famed film composer Henry Mancini and has performed in over 30 countries including 10 tours of Japan. He has appeared in jazz festivals and taught master classes in Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as the US. Campbell has performed with jazz greats Jimmy Cobb, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Houston Person, Jack McDuff, Groove Holmes, Eddie Daniels and Fred Hersch among others, and he has accompanied many great vocalists including Marvin Gaye, Rosemary Clooney, Mose Allison, Nancy Wilson, Mel Torme, Cleo Laine, Micheal Feinstein, Perry Como, Freddy Cole, and Luciano Pavorotti.
Royce plays a Fratello model.
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