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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Karl Kerfoot

Karl Kerfoot

Adjunct Faculty, Commercial Guitar

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 157
Extension: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2890

Biographical Statement:

Karl Kerfoot is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and session musician in Los Angeles with a diverse musical background and skill set. Karl joined LACC in the fall of 2017 and currently teaches the commercial guitar class, songwriting workshop, and commercial/jazz guitar ensembles. He also teaches private lessons through the Herb
Alpert Applied Music Program.

Karl has toured extensively as a sideman in the commercial music field. During his three year stint with acclaimed indie-rock band Lord Huron, he performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, The Newport Folk Festival, Coachella, Bonnaroo, The Hollywood Bowl, and other festivals and concert halls
throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

In January of 2018, Karl joined guitar legend Albert Hammond Jr.’s touring band and
has since performed at various festivals and clubs in the US, Europe, Israel, Indonesia,
Australia, and Japan. Other notable performances with Albert include Conan O’Brien,
James Corden, a live radio/YouTube recording for KEXP in Seattle, and a live-to-vinyl
recording session for Red Bull Records at Supersense in Vienna, Austria.

Coming from a family of music educators, Karl inherited a passion for teaching and
mentoring others on their musical journey. He earned his B.M. in Music Education and
Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and spent two years as the Music
Director for Options Academy The Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then went on to earn his
M.M. in Studio/Jazz Guitar from the University of Southern California, where he
received a teaching assistant scholarship.

When he’s not teaching or touring, Karl performs jazz, world, and original music with a
variety of local musicians in Los Angeles. He also writes and records music for other
artists as well as clients in film, TV, and digital media.

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 Upcoming Events

Concert Flyer: Applied Music Completion Concert. December 4, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

Concert Flyer: Studio Jazz Band. December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


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Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

FALL 2019

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911