Biography, Mike Nelson, Guitarist Mike Nelson is a San Diego-based guitarist/composer who earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance at San Diego State University. He studied classical guitar with Celin Romero, and jazz guitar with Bob Boss and Art Johnson. Mike has a special gift for composition and arranging on the guitar. His work shows great attention to detail, avoidance of cliché, and a never-ending search for fresh, original sounds and textures. His playing shows great respect for tone and musicality. He holds down several steady performing gigs, performs for weddings and corporate events, and teaches guitar in San Diego, California. Mike is a frequent performer at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a faculty instructor with the National Guitar Workshop during the summer of 2007. Lynda Evans, CMP, Operations Manager for the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado had this to say about Mr. Nelson: 25 August 2000 Dear Mike: I wanted to drop you a note of thanks, Mike, for the many events you have now performed for us here at The Del as well as off-property for our corporate clientele. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege for me personally, to foster our 'partnership' and to feel so comfortable to recommend your professional services to our Catering Sales and DMC Sales managers as well as our corporate clients. Mike, please accept my apologies for neglecting to sing your praises more often! We have had nothing but compliments and kudos from clients and participants each and every time you've had the opportunity to entertain them. I would be elated to be used as a reference if you should ever need one. Please feel free to have any of your future contacts call me! Again, Mike, I thank you and applaud you for your professionalism and your talent. I hope to work together again very soon. Warmest Regards, Lynda Evans, CMP Mike has produced two solo guitar CDs, "The Eclectic Acoustic" and "Jazz Colored Glasses". Mike also and arranged the title song for Jazz 'Big Band' in the upcoming Dachshund "Dogumentary", "Weiner Takes All". Google 'Weiner Takes All' to listen.