One of the great guitarists performing today.
— Frank Stallone (Grammy and Golden Globe Nominee)

Seth began performing professionally at the age of sixteen, working as a leader and sideman around the Philadelphia area. 

After relocating to the Los Angeles area, his versatility as a musician landed him performances and recordings in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and pop genres.

His performance credits include Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer-guitarist Frank Stallone,  Grammy-winning vocalist Nmon Ford,  virtuoso bassist Jennifer Leitham, and pop-rock vocalists Kuh Ledesma and Pops Fernandez.

In addition to jazz and popular music concerts, he performs classical recitals as a soloist as well as in duos and trios. Aside from performing throughout North America, Seth has performed in England, France, Poland, Italy, China, and Japan.

He continues to perform in virtually every musical setting ranging from solo guitar to large ensembles.

Academic Background:

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Seth began his guitar studies shortly after his twelfth birthday with Mark Burkert. By the age of 13, he began taking lessons with Jazz Guitarist extraordinary Jimmy Bruno. As Bruno's protégé, he spent the next seven years under Jimmy's tutelage. Interested in broadening his student's horizons, Bruno introduced a book authored by the late-jazz pianist and educator Jimmy Amadie. This introduction led to a decade of improvisational and harmonic studies with Amadie.

Seth was awarded the sole guitar chair in the Pennsylvania All-State Jazz Band two years in a row (1992-94).  

After graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of the Arts where he would complete his Bachelor's degree in jazz guitar performance in 1999. For the next four years, he kept a busy performing and teaching schedule. In 2003, he accepted a scholarship to the Claremont Graduate University to study with acclaimed guitarist-educator-luthier Jack Sanders. At Claremont Graduate Univeristy, he completed a Master's degree in classical guitar performance and a PhD in Musicology in 2009.

He teaches guitar and music lessons for the Greenberg Music Studio in Berkeley. Students see him both in person and online. He has taught for Scripps College, Mt. San Jacinto College, the Claremont Community School of Music, and Jimmy Bruno Guitar Workshop.

In November of 2013,  his first book, a biography about the legendary jazz guitar player Billy Bean, was published by Midoriyama Publishing. Entitled "Billy Bean: The Life and Music of a Jazz Guitar Legend", the book provides an in-depth biography of Bean's life and catalog of his autograph manuscripts. 

2014 performance in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.

Frank Stallone performance in Los Angeles

Frank Stallone performance in Los Angeles

Hong Kong performance with the great pianist Claude Diallo

Hong Kong performance with the great pianist Claude Diallo

 
Greenberg Music Studio in Berkeley

Greenberg Music Studio in Berkeley

Biography of jazz-guitar-great Billy Bean

Biography of jazz-guitar-great Billy Bean