A native of San Jose, Bill Cefalu is a versatile guitarist proficient in many styles of music, including jazz, blues, rock, country and slide guitar. He has been performing and teaching in the SF Bay Area for over 20 years. He received his bachelors degree in music from San Jose State in 1994. He has also studied with Warren Nunes, Bruce Forman, Rick Vandivier, Bud Dimock and Steve Erquiaga.
Bill has performed as lead/rhythm guitarist for many Bay Area bands, including Pacific Standard Time; The Garage Band; The Board of Directors; and several of his own projects featuring his own original music. Venues include clubs, restaurants and corporate events throughout California; festivals including the Okayama International Festival in Japan, Tapestry in Talent in San Jose, and Music in the Park in Los Gatos.
Bill emphasizes fret-board theory within a wide variety of styles, and encourages note-reading, tablature, overall musicianship, and playing for pure enjoyment!