David Cullen (musician)

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David Cullen
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David Cullen at the Berks Jazz Fest : March 24, 2004
Background information
Born (1959-03-19) March 19, 1959 (age 55)
Origin Natick, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Classical Guitar, Jazz, World
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, performer, arranger, author
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1975–present
Labels Windham Hill, Solid Air Records
Website www.cullenguitar.com

David Thomas Cullen (born March 19, 1959) is an American Grammy Award winning guitarist,[1][2] as well as a performer, composer and arranger of various styles of guitar music including classical, jazz and World Music.


David Cullen began playing guitar at age seven. He joined a working rock band at 14 before taking up the Classical Guitar at 15. From 1977 to 1981 he attended the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. Notable performances include a New York debut recital for the American Institute of Guitar’s International Guitar Festival in 1985, a Merkin Concert Hall live broadcast for WNYC in 1988,[3] and the 92nd Street Y New York Guitar Festival in 2004.[4] He is an Artist in Residence at Elizabethtown College and teaches Jazz and Classical Guitar at Kutztown University, Millersville University, and West Chester University.


  • Robert Ruck Classical Guitar
  • Hirade Classical Guitar
  • Taylor 615 Acoustic Guitar
  • Fender Stratocaster

Music and musical influences[edit]


Original work[edit]

  • 2001 Indigo Blue (Solid Air Records)
  • 2001 Classical Jazz (Solid Air Records)
  • 2001 Holiday Guitar (Solid Air Records)
  • 2002 Exploding Colors (Solid Air Records)
  • 2002 In the Pocket (Solid Air Records)
  • 2002 The Collection (Solid Air Records)
  • 2003 Grateful Guitar (Solid Air Records)
  • 2008 Guitar Travels (Solid Air Records)

Live recordings[edit]

  • 2000 One Night, One Guitar (Solid Air Records)


with Michael Manring
  • 2001 Equilibré (Solid Air Records)


  • 1997 Windham Hill Records Guitar Sampler (Various Artists) (Windham Hill Records)
  • 2004 Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar (Various Artists) (Solid Air Records)
  • 2007 Woodsongs (Various Artists) (New Land Music)


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