Spring(Contemporary Big Band)
Composition by Tommy Wolf, arr. by Jonathan Silk.
Guitar ability: Expert
Cello ability: Beginner
Harp ability: Beginner
Vocal ability: Beginner
Violin ability: Beginner
D.J ability: Intermediate
As a Jazz Guitarist I have performed all across the UK as well as engagements in Turkey and Denmark. Including such venues as The Wardrobe - Leeds, Conway Hall - London, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Session work has included performances and recording with Nu Soul artist "Imani Hekima", the renowned Reggae act "The Root One Band" and Brooklin based rapper "illspokinn emcee" amongst others. Aside from this I have played as part of numerous Funk/Motown/Soul and Jazz bands for high level corporate entertainment with some of the countries most successful function bands. I currently run a Jazz function collective, working at a high level across the UK, see http://www.willowjazz.com/ for more details. I have professional studio suitable equipment and my own transport. I am comfortable learning by ear and writing creative and original guitar parts and I am always enthusiastic about working with new musicians.
BMus Jazz (Hons), Upper Second Class Degree - Birmingham Conservertoire
BTec National Diploma Jazz Performance, Triple Distinction - Leeds College of Music
Grade 8 and DipLCM (Diploma) Classical Guitar - Trinity College of Music London