Multi-faceted guitarist Colin Sapp has carved a distinct new sound among guitarists by fusing elements of jazz, rock, blues, funk, folk and
electronic music into a unique and stylized approach. Equally at home in many genres, Sapp has shown his versatility as a musician
by performing and recording with dozens of unique and contrasting artists over the past 20 years.
Originally from suburban Detroit, Sapp's musical interest started young. He learned basic drum set skills from his step-father and later received an electric guitar which gradually became his primary focus. After years of self-instruction, he relocated to Boston for school and absorbed the east coast energy and experimental perspective. Since then, he has toured the
United States as a guitarist with James Wolpert, Liz Carlisle, Choose to Find, and has performed with Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, Rakesh Chaurasia, and former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky among hundreds of other artists. He has given masterclasses at Boston University, SUNY Oneonta, Lincoln Park Center For The Arts, and Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. Sapp is a published author with articles on performance, pedagogy, and peer mentoring.
Sapp is currently a member of Choose to Find, The Epic United, and Tomn.
Not to be lost in the mix is Sapp's undeniable writing. His original jazz/jungle group Infinite Out is comprised of guitar, electric piano,
electric bass and drums and is what he considers his main creative outlet when not working with his other groups.
Sapp has over 150 recording credits to his name. He regularly
produces, engineers, and plays on recordings in various genres. Click on the Store tab to listen and purchase his latest releases.
In addition to performing, writing, and recording, Sapp is an Assistant Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and Lecturer at Boston University where he teaches jazz, rock and country guitar styles, private guitar lessons, and directs ensembles. He also continues to teach privately outside of school, which he has done for over 25 years. Sapp is currently in the process of developing guitar and improvisation pedgogical material for publishing.