Craig Chaquico and David Freiberg on Stage

Craig Chaquico, founding member of Jefferson Starship is GITC’s newest artist advocate! Here are Craig and David Freiberg on Stage in the Jefferson Starship days.



UDATE: June 20, 2015

Craig will join GITC and authors Dara and Jim Crockett tonight in La Jolla at DG Wills Books for a book signing and performance. Please joun us at 7 p.m. to hear about GUITAR PLAYER: The Inside Story!

June 1, 2015, San Diego, Calif. –

Contemporary jazz/new age guitar great Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship and Starship will provide support and hands on musical assistance for the non-profit’s mission to bring musical learning into every classroom.

GuitarPlayerWebAd_612x612Chaquico is included in the new book Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever.

GITC friends Jim and Dara Crockett have chronicled the history of Guitar Player, the most successful music magazine in this gorgeous and insight provoking tribute to an era of incomparable creativity.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit programs with Guitars in the Classroom.

The book features large format photographs by renowned music photographer, Jon Sievert and vivid recollections by prominent guitar players, including Joe Perry, George Benson, Pat Travers, Country Joe MScDonald, Pat Metheny, Steve Howe, Lee Ritenour, Johnny Winter, Steve Morse, Larry Coryell, Michael Lorimer, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Liona Boyd, Steve Vai, and many others.

Please enjoy this new GITC video from Craig Chaquico as he discusses parental involvement in music!

“I love playing music and I’ve been doing it ever since I was ateenager,” said Chaquico. “I’m proud to support GITC and the great work they’re doing around the world to integrate music into all kinds of learning environments.”

Craig Chaquico, founding member of Jefferson Starship is GITC's newest artist advocate!

Craig Chaquico, founding member of Jefferson Starship is GITC’s newest artist advocate!

Chaquico has a special interest in making music accessible to children with special needs. He works with an innovative instrument called The Beamz. GITC looks forward to working closely with Craig as we endeavor to help all students enjoy, learn and benefit from the power of music.

Special thanks to PilotRock Management and the Crockett family for their support of our work!

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