Will Sellenraad has earned a fast growing reputation of being at the forefront of creative musicians working in New York City.  Known for his brilliant improvisations and his compelling, melodic compositions, this New York City native melds the various styles, phrasings and concepts of the jazz idiom with the raw elements of soul, rock and funk, to create a singular sound that is nothing short of inspiring.

The son of prominent New York painters, he was destined towards music at an early age. Raised and immersed in the City's downtown art and music culture, Sellenraad was able to focus all his energies and talent toward the guitar. After being awarded numerous scholarships, Sellenraad graduated from the New School University Jazz Program in 1995, where he studied under many jazz giants.

A recipient of several grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, Sellenraad is a mainstay on the music scene in and around New York City, appearing at storied jazz venues such as The 55 Bar, Smalls, The Blue Note, Birdland, the former Bradley's, The Iridium, the former Sweet Basil and many others. As a band leader, he has also performed at the Panasonic Village and JVC Jazz Festivals in New York and the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vermont.

 

 

Bio / Press Release
Bio (pdf)
Balance Press Release (pdf)
Balance Quote Sheet (pdf)

Balance...
Jazz Times (December 2009)
Down Beat (September 2009)
Alibi (May 2009)
Icon (April 2009)
Hartford Courant (April 2009)
All About Jazz (April 2009)
Something Else Reviews
(March 2009)
All About Jazz (March 2009)
Jazz.com (February 2009)
Jazz.com (February 2009)
New York Times (Listing, January 2009)
Jazz Review (2009)
Star*Hustler...
Jazz Improv (September 2006)
JamBands.com (Jan 2004)
Jazz Times (Aug 2003)
The Musicians' Ombudsman (July 2003)
JazzReview.com (July 2003)
All About Jazz (May 2003)
Village Voice
(March 2003)

Streams...
Jazz Review (2000)
Cadence (November 2000)
Jazz Improv (2000)


 
 

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