Guido Fazio

Guido Fazio is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area conversant on saxophone, clarinet, and flute.

Guido is a composer and arranger for big bands, small ensembles, duets and solo pieces. Genres include classical, jazz, pop, Gospel, and ethnic styles. Guido co-authored a book with the late jazz guitarist Warren Nunes on jazz improvisation technique, and he is continuing a series of books on improvisation.

Guido has been teaching for more than 30 years and has been a woodwind clinician for students from elementary school through college level, including jazz improvisation clinics at local college and high school festivals.

Guido is currently performing with the “Fog City Stompers,” a traditional style of jazz with the intent to preserve our national treasures art form. Their newest CD release is entitled “All Fogged Up.”

Guido’s music literature includes classical, jazz classics, big band, The American Song Book, Afro-Cuban, country, folk, pop, Italian, Jewish, Portuguese, and South American styles.

Guido has performed with and backed entertainers and renowned jazz artists, including Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller, Mel Torme, Patsy Cline, Sarah Vaughn, Rich Little, Louis Bellson, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bill Watrous, Phil Woods, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bruce Forman and Gordon Goodwin.

Guido’s full bio at House of Woodwinds