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Native New Yorker, long time studio musician and session guitarist Chris Juergensen is in constant demand as a sideman, front man and clinician. He currently divides his time between Tokyo where he is the vice principal at TOKYO SCHOOL OF MUSIC and New York where he continues to write, record, play and teach. His first solo record, PROSPECTS was critically acclaimed worldwide and his second release, BIG BAD SUN showcased his singing as well as guitar playing. His newest album, STRANGE PHENOMENA was released in early 2008. His music has been used in coutless movies and commericals such as REGRETS, THE AWAKENED, A NUN A GUN AND A PROSTITUTE and most recently in Victory Motorcycle's promotional videos.
Instructional Books

Written by Chris, The Infinite Guitar has remained an international best selling instructional book since it was first published in 2006 and has been published in Chinese as well as English. The Empowered Musician was published Summer 2008 and his newest release, The Infinite Guitar Companion was published in June 2011.

For his efforts in promoting American art through international music education, Chris was made an honorary citizen of New Orleans by the Mayor of the city, Marc H. Morial in 1995 and was asked to perform on behalf of Japan at the Japanese embassy in Seoul Korea in 2004 and again in 2009.
Chris has worked with such artists as: Chuck Rainey, Falling You, Lincoln Goines (Mike Stern), Richard Hartley and Soul Resurrection, Otmaro Ruiz (John McLaughlin), Albert Wing (Frank Zappa), Toss Panos (Steve Vai, Mike Landau), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Judith Hill (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), Omar Hakim (Weather Report, Sting), Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones), Keith Wyatt (The Blasters), Ralph Humphrey (Manhattan Transfer, Frank Zappa, Wayne Shorter), Kim Plainfield (Tania Maria, The Pointer Sisters), Jay Dibbs (Vanessa Williams), Steve Bailey (The Rippingtons, Dizzy Gillespie), Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson), Mike Shapiro (Al Jarreau, Sergio Mendes), Jerry Watts (Andy Summers, Billy Idol), Russel Ferante (Joni Mitchell, Yellowjackets), Kevyn Lettau, Hussain Jiffry (Robben Ford, Michael MacDonald, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan), Shawn Harris, The Hideous Sun Demons and Ray Luzier (David Lee Roth, Army of Anyone, Korn).
Chris Juergensen proudly endorses KTS Titanium Saddles, Xotic Guitars and Effects, D'Addario Strings, Devilstone Guitars and CoreX2 Cables.
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Strange Phenomena - Five tracks captured live in Tokyo plus five studio cuts. Rockin' Blues meets industrial strength guitar playing. Also available at:

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"Again, Chris makes the art of guitar playing seem effortless. A no holds barred, in your face, work of art. And that just describes my least favorite track on the CD. Think 'Texas Flood' meets 'Second Winter'." -Brent Bradley, Podshow Radio
"Re-energising the genre, Juergensen's newest release is a typhoon of raw energy, pure and honest blues rock at its finest. Just what 11 on the dial was waiting for." -Colin Meeks, Indie Launchpad
"Listening to Chris Juergensen play brings a smile to my face, it makes me feel good. So much so, I have trouble calling it 'Blues', I prefer to call it near audio perfection." -Eban Crawford, Reaching For Lucidity


Big Bad Sun
"Big Bad Sun" - Traditional in nature, contemporary in sound, Chris Juergensen's Big Bad Sun is a bold departure from the blues you may be familiar with. Passionate guitar playing, good story telling plus crystalline production makes this CD destined to become a true, modern day, blues classic. Beautifully rendered and performed, guitar lovers will want to make this CD a part of their everyday collection.
"Chris is a phenomenal talent head to toe. 'Big Bad Sun' unleashes an unabashed dirty low down blues side of him that has you stompin' your feet to a killer variety of grooves. And prepare to stand back as the guitar speaks to you, alternatively ripping your head off and then caressing you." - Jennifer Batten
"Another beautiful cd from Chris Juergensen. This recording has a serious blues vibe. Chris sings and plays his ass off on this one." - Mike Stern.

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The Infinite Guitar

"The Infinite Guitar" - By popular demand, the lessons on this site have finally been made into a 266 page book. Available at lulu.com >>>

The Empowered Musician
The Empowered Musician
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"The Empowered Musician" - Learn the steps you need to take to make music your career. Subjects include: building and maintaining your website, recording and releasing your own music, marketing on a tight budget, selling from your site and through internet retailers, digital distribution, royalties, publishing, personal finance and more. This book will pay for itself with one CD sale. Available at lulu.com >>>


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