Felton Offard

Adjunct Lecturer



Northern Illinois University, MM


Felton Offard is a guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He is a versatile artist who has worked with diverse performers from pop star Barry Manilow to Peabo Bryson to jazz legend Clark Terry. He was a touring and house guitarist for several Broadway shows including Oprah Winfrey’s Presents: The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, Standing In The Shadows of Motown Live with Peabo Bryson and Leela James, The Addams Family, Crowns and numerous others.

Offard has written for TV and radio for HBO, Food Network, Centric and numerous others.  TV appearances include NBC’s The Playboy Club and Three Mo’ Divas. His latest CD, Invincible, came out in 2013, a follow up to his critically acclaimed Gospel Jazz cdRise.

Mr. Offard teaches guitar, jazz, popular music, and music business at Chicago State University as well as Guitar Ensemble at the University of Illinois at Chicago.