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KENNY GILL Intermediate to Advanced Guitar to Pro
Kenny Gill Guillot  (January 7, 1936 - February 28, 2010)

Mr. Guillot, age 74 of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Bunkie, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010 in Ascension Oaks. He was a member of the Louisiana Musicians Hall of Fame. He was a professional and well-known guitar player who loved his music and family dearly.

Kenny Gill was a world class guitarist with many accolades to his credit. Having been inducted into "Three Music Halls of Fame and Two Orders of Living Legends".

Having taught serious guitar classes for the past 45 years, he was well versed  and capable of teaching the young student as well as the professional guitar student.

Kenny's formula for teaching is a copyrighted method he has worked out which entails a ten step program designed to have the student reading serious chord charts in as little as 4 months depending on the individuals ability to study.

Kenny is NOT merely a "song teacher" as he will admit, "Most teachers merely teach songs with just a couple of chords , this is NOT the way to teach serious guitar". In this manner, a student is never introduced to music theory or fundamentals. "I teach guitar the way I would want someone to teach it to me."  "I will admit I USE songs to teach a student how to read but I will not be guilty of being a song teacher"

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Kenny Gill's Biography
Kenny Gill's versatile guitar talent has graced the live performances and recording sessions of a virtual who's who of notable music greats from Al Hirt to Glen Campbell. The mellow tones of his guitar are always sweet whether he's playing Country, Pop, Jazz, Big Band or Rhythm & Blues. Kenny's long and stellar career began with a love of the guitar at age seven. At age 13, he was playing the guitar as a regular on local radio programs in his home town of Bunkie, Louisiana. A legendary jazz guitarist, Kenny formed the Kenny Gill Quartet more than 25 years ago. His first album, "Guitar Moods of Kenny Gill" was recorded at the famous New Orleans recording studio, Cosimo Studios, in 1962. This album has recently been re-mastered and re-released and is entitled "The Original Kenny Gill Trio. " Quite a country picker as well, Kenny Gill has performed and toured with Governor Jimmy Davis since 1972. Kenny records and performs in Nashville frequently and has performed on the Grand Ole Opry. Kenny Gill is a world class guitarist whose style and technique is legendary among musicians. He was recently honored for his many contributions to the world of music by being inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Kenny has also been awarded several other certificates as can be seen by scrolling below.

"His talents on guitar are very wide and varied, I highly recommend Kenny's abilities whether it be performing shows or recording sessions, he's a topnotch guitarist, Kenny can do it all." -  Former Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana

"Kenny is probably one of the most natural guitarists I've worked with. When he plays it sounds like it's coming from his heart, he never overplays. Every note means something. He's a great soloist, a fine rhythm player, a great session player, and I guess the greatest compliment I can pay him is to say he's a very professional person." -  Pianist, Ronnie Kole - New Orleans

When asked how he enjoyed Kenny Gill sitting in with his band at a performance in Baton Rouge, his answer was: "All I can say is who taught that man how to boogie."
                                     Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

"I've just always thought Kenny was the most versatile, most professional, most polished guitarist I've every met and I've met a lot of them. Besides that, he's just a really nice guy and a good friend." -  Rod Bernard - KLFY TV

"My good friend Kenny, what a great picker". -  Jett Williams

"His achievements came about solely through his own efforts and hard work. We are proud of our Bunkie native son." - Mayor Fred Feeney - Bunkie, Louisiana

Performed Or Recorded With:
Jack Jones
Phyllis Diller
Vic DiMonne
Snooky Lansen
Dave Gardner
Jimmie Davis
Rod Bernard
Joy Lansing
Homer & Jethro
Ronnie Kole
Dale & Grace
Jimmy C. Newman
Jimmy Dickens
Owen Bradley
Jerry Lee Lewis
Bob Wills
Jivin Gene
Johnny Preston
Al Hirt
Carmen Cavalaro
Don Cherry
Tillman Franks
Johnny Horton
Tex Ritter
April Stevens
Chuck Wagon Gang
Boots Randolph
Pete Fountain
Hank Locklin
Johnny Russell
Johnny Gimble
Benny Bames
Buck Rogers
Jimmy Clanton
Bobby Goldsboro
Bobby Rydell
Doug Kershaw
Glenn Campbell
Geo. "Goober" Linsey
Minnie Pearl
Billy Grammer
Hank Williams Jr.
Conway Twitty
Red Sovine
George Burns
Leroy Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke
Dale Houston
Benny Spellman
Warner Mack
Baton Rouge Symphony
Bill Conti
Gatemouth Brown
Mark Dinning
Johnny Tillitson
The Ames Brothers
Lonzo & Oscar
Jack Greene
Cal Smith
Jett Williams
Charlie Walker
Hager Twins
Merle Kilgore
Claude King
Paul Howard
Kenny Gill Inspirational Guitar
Kenny Gill A Tribute to Chet
Kenny Gill Solo Guitar
Kenny Gill Christmas Guitar
Kenny Gill Picks on Sinatra
Fascinating Guitar
Kenny Gill in Session
Kenny Gill Plus Two
Kenny Gill Cool Guitar
Kenny Gill-"Patsy Cline Favorites"
Recorded For:
Mercury Records
Paula Records
Word Records
Michelle Records
Starday Records
Jim Records
Swallow Records
Big Cloud Records
Carl Records
Jin Records
Lanor Records
Montel Records
Performed At:
Grand Ole Opry
Louisiana Hayride
New Orleans Jazz Festival
Chet Atkins Apprec. Society
Chet Atkins Musician Week
TV and Radio Shows
Club Acts
Member Of:
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame [click to see Kenny's certificate]
Rockabilly Hall of Fame [click to see Kenny's certificate]
Nashville Local 257
Reunion of Professional Entertainers
Order of Living Legends [click to see Kenny's certificate]