Another Guitarist Joins the APX Effort
Fri., May. 27. 2016 1:36pm EDT
We were honored to have guitarist John Marcinizyn in studio on Tuesday, recording some awesome slide guitar for an upcoming ApologetiX parody.
John plays lead guitar for the worship team at J. church, New Community Church in Wexford PA. He holds a Ph. D. in music composition and theory from the University of Pittsburgh, and is an artist-lecturer in guitar and composition at Carnegie Mellon University and Seton Hill University. He also teaches a class on slide guitar techniques at the Duquesne University Guitar and Bass Summer Workshop.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. In addition, John performs frequently as a soloist, with the Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo, contralto Daphne Alderson, flute and guitar duo, violin and guitar duo, and groups ranging from The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh to Billy Price. He is also a member of Acoustic Swing (jazz trio), and The Red Hot Ramblers (Dixieland jazz).
John's versatility as an acoustic and electric guitarist allows him to perform in many styles including classical, jazz, flamenco, rock, blues, and folk. He has also performed guitar and banjo for many theater companies including Quantum Theatre, where he wrote and performed a flamenco score for The Red Shoes and a Blues score for El Paso Blue.
His playing can be heard on eight CDs and one DVD … and on the next ApologetiX single. Based on how well things went and John's offer to help if we need him in the future, we don't think it'll be the last you've heard of him.