Acclaimed jazz player Royce Campbell's music brings together a range of styles, influences, and technical skill, defining his own, unique approach to jazz guitar.
As a full-time musician for over 40 years, Campbell has recorded music with more than a dozen labels in the U.S. and internationally, with twelve projects making the jazz radio airplay charts--including four reaching the top ten.
Campbell has been featured on the covers of String Jazz and Just Jazz Guitar. He also has been featured in profiles in Jazz Times, Down Beat, Guitar Player Magazine, 21st Century Guitar, Japan's Swing Journal and Germany's Akustik Gitarre.
Campbell has recorded with many of the greats of the jazz guitar, including legendary Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, and Cal Collins, Pat Martino, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Mundell Lowe, John Pisano, Charlie Byrd, Gene Bertoncini, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Royce has toured in Europe eight times and in Japan ten times as a soloist. Royce has also performed with many other jazz giants such as Mel Torme, James Moody, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Jack McDuff, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, Cleo Laine, Eddie Daniels, Eddie Harris, Frank Morgan, Ken Poplowski, Gerry Mulligan, Houston Person, Freddy Cole, Vanessa Rubin, Jimmy Cobb, Fred Hersch, Rosemary Clooney, and Mose Allison.
"Campbell is one of the few truly special guitarists left in jazz."
"Every note Royce Campbell plays is perfect."
"Royce Campbell is the most melodic soloist on any instrument in jazz today." --Jazz News
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In 2010, Royce Campbell was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation.