In the world of Jazz Guitar, there are no institutions larger, more highly regarded, or more prolific than The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Graduating, decade after decade, the world’s most recorded names in jazz and rock, the guitar program influences the very course of music in America. They boast the largest guitar faculty in the world and have 350 performance ensembles rehearsing in more than 50 practice rooms. The Chairman of the Department is Larry Baione, holding perhaps the most prestigious guitar educator’s seat in the world. “As chair, my goal has been to maintain a Guitar Department that covers the craft of playing the guitar in a diversity of styles.” A storied career at the helm of a leading institution, he holds a B.M., Berklee College of Music, M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, is the recipient of Down Beat Hall of Fame scholarship award, and was principal guitar, U.S. Army Band, Washington, D.C.