Ross Bolton


Prior to his untimely passing, in March 2013, guitarist Ross Bolton was one of the most respected and beloved instructors at Musicians Institute, in Hollywood, CA. In addition to his career as an educator, Bolton was a regular member of Al Jarreau's band, touring the world many times and recording on Jarreau's last two CDs as well as co-writing two songs on Al's most recent CD, All I Got. Bolton also recorded or performed with Rick Braun, David Benoit, Warren Hill, English funksters Down to the Bone, Jeffrey Osborne and many others. Additionally, he provided guitar work for soundtracks including the The Gary Shandling Show (HBO) and movies such as Switch, Into the West, and Friday. Bolton also recorded with The Beach Boys and played on the theme song of the long running radio show "Rockline." He also has an instructional video titled Funk Rhythm Guitar.