Jack Radsliff is a guitarist/composer/educator born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the age of 18, Jack moved to Eugene to pursue a BM in jazz studies from the University of Oregon. During his school years, Jack honed his craft working as a guitarist, private teacher, Domino’s delivery driver, graduate teaching fellow, all while completing his Bachelor’s and eventually his Master’s degree. Recently settling in Portland, OR, Jack is developing a reputation as a sideman that has led him to work with some of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest names including Alan Jones, Jon Lakey, Noah Simpson, Nicole McCabe, Tony Glausi, Joshua Hettwer, Idit Shner, Siri Vik, Evynne Hollens, and many more. Recently, Jack’s playing has been featured on recordings from Tony Glausi and Joshua Hettwer and in 2017, Jack released his first record “Migration Patterns.”
Get to Know Jack
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that a student can learn everything they need to know from the music that most excites them. By studying their favorite music they are also more likely to put in the time to see the results they are looking for.
If you could listen to only three pieces of music/songs on a deserted island, what would they be?
John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, The Beatles Abbey Road and Bon Iver’s 22 A Million
Which childhood movie do you still love today?