Strings Faculty Member
Jonathan Bourke has spent 15 years playing the guitar. He graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance where he focused on studying Jazz, Brazilian, Funk, Rock, and Blues guitar. There, he played and studied with Seattle greats such as Jovino Santos Neto and Chuck Deardorf. Jonathan has taught guitar and worked as a freelance musician/hired accompanist in Seattle, Portland, and in Bend. Jonathan currently leads the Jon Bourke Quartet/Trio and plays in the 9-piece Funk/Soul-Jazz Band "The Cutmen." He has also played in the COCC Jazz Band and COCC Jazz Choir.