John Wheatcroft

Thursday 4th April 2019

Tickets  £15 – Seats with tables will be available on a first come/first serve basis

Doors: 7.30pm

Show Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Guitarist John Wheatcroft seamlessly integrates the sound and approach of modern jazz with the timeless Franco-American swing of the legendary Django Reinhardt, producing a sound that is both rooted in the traditions of the genre and vital, forward thinking and is highly original.

This evening, John is joined by the incredible Pat Davey on drums and the equally wonderful Mark Rose on double bass, performing a mix of original compositions and compelling arrangements with improvisation and group interplay to the fore. This promises to be an event not to be missed.

John leads a busy double-life as an artist and an educator. He has performed with artists as diverse as Billy Cobham (Miles Davis), Alex Acuña, John Williams, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Paco Peña, Mike Clark and Bill Summers (The Headhunters), Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), Ralph Salmins, Paul Elliott, Keith Carlock and Laurence Cottle.

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).

He 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 published by Schott, has received rave reviews worldwide and John has recently released his debut acoustic album, Ensemble Futur, to critical acclaim.

“John Wheatcroft has an incredible arsenal of knowledge on the guitar, and puts it all together into a very appealing style that will be appreciated by casual listeners as well as diehard music fans. Most importantly, he really swings!!” John Jorgenson…

“Warmly direct, wonderfully open music making. It reflects the guy playing it” – Mike Walker

***** – Guitar Techniques Magazine

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John Wheatcroft – Guitar

Mark Rose – Double-Bass

Pat Davey – Drums

Please note, The Club is not licenced to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

Showtimes

Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm