Jaxon Williams began the study of classical guitar at the age of seven. He has won prizes in numerous classical guitar competitions including the OSAA Classical Guitar Competition, Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition, San Francisco Bay International Guitar Competition, and most recently the winner of the 2017 Pacific Guitar Festival and Competition.  He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he is busy as a concert artist, teacher, recording artist, and Doctoral Candidate.

As a performer, he stays busy playing solo recitals in concert halls, as well as weddings and private events.  Click here to request a quote for your own concert series or event!

As a teacher, Jaxon works as a Master Teacher for Lead Guitar (www.leadguitar.org), where he helps establish classical guitar programs in Schools around the USA, training teachers to better teach the guitar in the classroom, and teaching classes himself.  He also teaches online private lessons to many students of various styles including classical, flamenco, rock/blues, and folk guitar.  Click here to talk to Jaxon about starting your own private lessons with him!

As a recording artist, Jaxon has 3 albums: his self-titled debut album, his album La Catedral,  which features works from Spain and Latin America, and his most recent album Far and Away.  Click to preview and purchase his music!  Jaxon also works as a studio guitarist, writing songs for commercials and/or adding guitar parts into music for original artists.  Message Jaxon if you’re interested in having him write or record guitar parts for your project!

EDUCATION

NOW

Jaxon is currently a Doctoral Candidate at USC’s Thornton School of Music, where he was awarded the position of Graduate Teaching Assistant.  There, he teaches introductory guitar courses and studies performance with William Kanengiser of the renowned LAGQ, as well as Scott Tennant and Brian Head.  He also takes flamenco lessons from virtuoso guitarist Adam del Monte.

THEN

In 2014, Jaxon earned a Master’s of Music in Guitar Performance from Arizona State University with Frank Koonce, where he was the sole recipient of the Burns Guitar Scholarship and also was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

After completing studies with Juilliard's Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival 2015, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Seville, Spain.  There he spent a year studying with Francisco Bernier, Zoran Dukic, and Judicael Perroy as part of an International Performance program, while simultaneously studying Flamenco guitar at the renowned Fundación Cristina Heerén.

RECENT CONCERTS

USA

  • Corvallis Guitar Festival, 2017 (Corvallis, OR)
  • G.R. Bailey Memorial Concert Series, 2017 (Morro Bay, CA)
  • Corvallis Guitar Society Featured Artist 2016 (Corvallis OR)
  • Jefferson Classical Guitar Society Featured Artist 2016 (Ashland OR)

SPAIN

  • Real Alcázar: Sevilla, Spain
    Sonidos del Alcázar a la Guitarraconcert series 2016
  • Fundacion Cajasol: Huelva and Córdoba, Spain
    Ciclo Cervantinoconcert series 2016
  • US Embassy: Madrid, Spain
    Special Performance for Soprano Renee Fleming 2016
  • Palacio Fernan Nuñez: Madrid, Spain 2016
  • Sala Joaquin Turina: Sevilla, Spain
    Sevilla International Guitar
    Festival: Young Talent Series 2015