Spring 2011 ESP Guitar Scholarship Winner, Jess Panos Tzimas (shown here with GIT Director, Jude Gold and a new ESP guitar) hails from Ioannina, Greece with a strong background in hard rock and instrumental shred (in the spirit of Vai, Satriani, etc.). Jess notes: “I also like funk — funk, but with a rock edge — and even electronic music such as ambient and progressive/psychedelic trance”.
His years of performing experience includes playing in a popular pro band that opened shows for The Scorpions, Whitesnake, Winger, Dokken, Over the Rainbow, Glenn Hughes, et al. Jess has also collaborated with Kip Winger as well as Don Dokken.
While studying at MI, Jess states: “I’d like to fill the gaps in my playing, to learn all about the music industry, as well as about recording gear and session work. I’d like to meet and play with great musicians who are ambitious and have the same vision as I do.”
Everyone at MI congratulates Jess on winning this prestigious scholarship award, and welcomes him as he begins his studies and the many great experiences ahead at GIT!
Thanks to our longtime industry partner, ESP Guitars for generously sponsoring this scholarship.