Jani Moder (guitar)

Jani Moder was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved back to Slovenia when
he was 3 years old. He started playing classical guitar when he was 8 years old and
took lessons for 10 years. After that he graduated from jazz guitar with honors at
Karntner LandesKonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria. At audition in Paris he received
scholarship for prestigious Berklee College of Music and received scholarship from
Slovene ministry of culture. At Berklee he was recipient of Stephen D. Holland Award
for outstanding musicianship and graduated with honors in 2 years. He was also chosen
among 10 students to sign a contract with Berklee’s Jazz revelation records where he is
featured on the Cd called Common Ground. He studied with Mick Goodrick, Joe Lovano,
Hal Crook, Dave Samuels, Jeff Galindo, Darren Barrett, Tim Miller, Brett Willmott,
Rick Peckham, David Gilmore,… Jani Moder has worked and recorded with many
internationally established musicians in Europe and USA. He has also been active as a
leader or a sideman on many different projects.

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