Guido Fazio is a native of
the San Francisco Bay Area. He majored in music at San Jose State
University, Cal State Hayward, and Chabot College.
He studied with prominent woodwind teachers in the Bay Area which
include saxophone, clarinet, and flute. He also studied jazz piano with
Frank Sumares (jazz educator and author).
Guido also studied jazz improvisation and co-authored a book with his
mentor and author of multiple instructional books, the late jazz
guitarist, Warren Nunes.
Guido is a composer and arranger for big bands, small ensembles, duets
and solo pieces. Genres include classical, jazz, pop, Gospel, and ethnic
Guido has been teaching for more than 30 years and has surpassed 3,000
students to date.
Guido has been a woodwind clinician for students from elementary school through college level,
including jazz improvisation clinics at local college and high school
He has also taught beginning music recorder classes for third graders
for 10 years.
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.
He is currently writing a series of jazz improvisation books that are
suit to fit a workbook for jazz ensembles, or for individual use.
To have your name placed on the waiting list for upcoming instruction,
please call House of Woodwinds at (925) 831-8341 or email us at