John Wheatcroft and John Bailey
Thusday 6th June NEW CONTINENTAL 19.30
This double header brings together two of the most exciting jazz guitarists in the country, John Wheatcroft and John Bailey.
John Wheatcroft leads a busy double-life as an artist and an educator. John has toured the world with both Carl Palmer (ELP) and John Jorgenson (Elton John/ Hellecasters) and he is a regular contributor to Guitar Techniques UK, along with contributing numerous lessons for Guitarist UK, Guitar Part (France) and Guitar World (USA). John currently holds the position of Head of Guitar at BIMM London and is a visiting lecturer for the University of West London (London College of Music) and Chester University. His first book, Improvising Blues Guitar was published by Schott has received rave reviews worldwide and he’s recently released his debut acoustic album, Ensemble Futur, to critical acclaim. He will be playing at the Continental with his band, the John Wheatcroft Trio.
Critically acclaimed classical and jazz guitarist John Bailey attained an MA in Jazz from Leeds College of Music and has received tuition from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mike Moreno, Mike Walker and other leading jazz musicians. He teaches guitar at Liverpool University and also at home in Preston. John is a well-known fixture of the Preston music scene whose shows frequently sell out.