I just got an email from Lorne Lofsky this morning. It said basically that the head of the music program had recommended me to him, and in general only the best upper year players get to study with him..
He made it big in the early 80s to mid 90s as a the guitar player travelling with Oscar Peterson:
..I guess one of these days I'm going to just have to accept that I'm a fairly good guitar player.
EDIT: And another clip of him, this one shows just how terrifyingly good he is. He improvises with full chordal harmonies. And yes, those are Cool Rails in his guitar.