is considered to be one of the world’ s premiere guitar virtuosos, and is a favorite
guest artist with orchestras, on musicseries and major guitar festivals around the world. He is a
founding member of the Grammy®-winning ensemble L.A. Guitar Quartet, now in their 30th year.
He has made numerous recordings as a soloist on the GHA and Delos labels, and with members of
the LAGQ he has recorded for GHA, Delos, Sony Classical, Windham Hill, Deutsche Grammophon
and Telarclabels. Their Telarcrelease LAGQ Latin was nominated for a Grammy®, and it was their
Telarctitle LAGQ’s guitar heroes which won a Grammy® as the best classical crossover recording
Mr. Tennant is well known as a teacher and author, currently with eight books to his name . His first
book Pumping Nylon is an advanced book on classical guitar technique and is used by students and
teachers alike in most of the world ’s major guitarprograms. It has attained akind of “cultstatus”,
being hailed as the only book of its kind.
He lives in the Los Angeles area, and is on the faculties of the USC Thornton School of Music, and
the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.