Michael John Ross - 'The Great Guitarists' Book Launch

Friday 18th March 2022

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm

The Hampstead Jazz Club are proud to host a special book launch by Michael John Ross described as one of the UK’s most seasoned session guitarist by Guitarist Magazine. The evening will be accompanied by a special performance and book signing.

Over the past 20 years Michael John Ross has established himself as one of London’s top session players and educators.

In 2019 he co-wrote and performed the stage show Seven Decades – The story of the electric guitar. The show became the first ever live performance of its kind to be commissioned by The V&A, leading to a run of sell our shows at the museum.

His new book The Great Guitarists of the 1950’s tells the story of the pioneering players from the golden era such as Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Hank Garland and Jimmy Bryant.

This unique launch event brings the book and its music to life.


Guitar – Michael John Ross

Bass – Mike Pratt (Dave O Higgins, Liane Carroll)

Drums – Chris Nickolls (Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Jason Rebello)

Plus special guest Chess Galea

Please note, The Club is not licensed 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.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

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.

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


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

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