Rick Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist, clinician, composer and writer. He has performed with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Mike Gibbs, and Dave Liebman, and recorded the album Stray Dog (ropeadope.com) as a member of the notorious jazz collective Um, led by trombonist Hal Crook, occasionally featuring organist John Medeski. His most recent recording Left End, a set of original compositions mixed with collective improvisations, was recently recorded with drummer Jim Black and bassist Tony Scherr. In addition to extensive work in the US, he has led or played on tours of Ireland, Canada, Spain and Germany.
Assistant Chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department, Peckham has been a faculty member since 1986, and was integral to the development of Berklee's ear training and musicianship curricula. He organized the college's honorary doctoral tributes to Roy Haynes, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield, featuring then-Berklee students Kurt Rosenwinkel, Matthew Garrison, Antonio Hart, Abe Laboriel Jr., Melvin Butler and Seamus Blake. He is also a prolific and accomplished writer, recently releasing Modal Voicing Techniques, a best-selling DVD for Berklee Press.
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