Our popular monthly Jazz Cafe evenings are held in the bar of the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Seating is cabaret style, and intimate, and you’re welcome to bring your own supper or snacks. The music starts at 19.30pm , and the doors open from 18.00.
June’s Jazz Cafe feature US US guitar virtuoso Sheryl Bailey.
Sheryl’s playing is unquestionably “sizzling”. She has groomed incredible chops and impeccable taste with which she applies them. It’s said (by Lee Metcalf, The Villager) that she can “go from zero to blazing in two beats”, but she is continually praised for never sacrificing melody and lyricism for technique. “She balances superior technical skills with a strong lyrical sense and swinging touch…” continues Metcalf, and Joe Taylor of Soundstage says “Bailey combines an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention”.
Her years of dedication and focus won her 3rd place in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Guitar competition in 1995, and she was chosen as a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 2000 for a South American tour. Earning “Rising Star” status on Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll 2013, 2014, and 2015, and she is now Professor at Berklee College of Music, and at the Collective in New York.
Not to be missed!
With Ross Stanley (piano), Marianne Windham (bass) and Paul Cavaciuti (drums)
“A sizzling guitar goddess” (Elliot Simon – All About Jazz)
“One of the most compelling tones of her generation” (Adam Levy of Guitar Player Magazine )
Tickets £15 from the Box Office on 01483 501200 or online here