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Route 66 music tour kicks off as USC musicians criss-cross the country

Bruce Forman to embark on Route 66 Tour
Bruce Forman to embark on Route 66 Tour

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Bruce Forman, a jazz guitarist and educator, is hitting the streets for a unique music festival. Forman, along with musicians affiliated with the University of Southern California, will perform along several venues on the iconic Route 66. They will perform everything from jazz to retro swing ensembles. The tour is made possible by the USC Thornton School of Music’s contemporary music division and with the knowledge of studio/jazz instructor Bruce Forman. Forman is no stranger to the route, he toured Route 66 three times with his band, Cow Bop. The festival is  being billed as Music Licks on 66 and from July 19-30 expect to catch the musicians in concerts, and also impromptu street performances.

You can follow the tour on Twitter at @lickson66 or their website. 


Bruce Forman, assistant professor of jazz guitar at USC’s Thornton School of Music