Gregory Coleman

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Gregory Coleman
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Gregory Coleman
Mission Viejo, California (2002)
Background information
Birth nameGregory James Coleman
Born(1949-06-29)June 29, 1949
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedSeptember 16, 2005(2005-09-16) (aged 56)
Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsClassical guitar

Gregory James Coleman (29 June 1949 – 16 September 2005) was a classical guitarist, educator, composer, and arranger.

Coleman taught classical guitar for over 42 years at Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, University of Redlands, Cal State San Bernardino, and privately. He studied with renowned guitarists, including Laurindo Almeida, Christopher Parkening, Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, and Pepe Romero. Coleman's father Ervan Coleman was a studio guitarist, a founding member of the Baja Marimba Band, and a session player with The Tijuana Brass.

Coleman attended Saddleback College and the University of California, Irvine.[1][2] He died from melanoma on 16 September 2005 in Trabuco Canyon.[3]


Title Year Format
Gregory Coleman 1976 LP
Sarabande of the Distance 1999 CD
Isla California 2002 CD