Monday 20th November 2023

Tickets: £20 

Doors: 6.30pm

Show: 8.00pm

The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to announce a partnership with PizzaExpress Live, to present select shows at PizzaExpress Live in Soho.

The venue for this event is PizzaExpress, 10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW

Hampstead Jazz Club  in partnership with PizzaExpress Live , proudly present London’s very own guitar maestro Michael John Ross and his band performing the Great Guitarist’s Songbook, with music by Larry Carlton, Grant Green, John Scofield and more. 2022 saw The MJR trio perform a string sell-out shows at Hampstead Jazz Club followed by a sold-out performance at Pizza Express Soho later

The Great Guitarists Songbook is a natural evolution from last year’s shows which centred on the 1950’s. This second incarnation moves into the decades beyond and delivers a stylish tribute to some of the outstanding virtuoso players of past and present as well as the lesser-known guitarists who shaped the sound of recording artists such as Joni Mitchell and Etta James. The band are joined by vocalist and songwriter Chess Galea who is recently back from her first US tour.

Michael John Ross emerged on London’s soul, funk, and acid jazz scene in the late 90’s before establishing himself as one of the UK’s top session players. His career has seen him work with the likes of Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac, Simon Le Bon and Joan Jett.

In 2019 he co-wrote, produced, 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. Described by the Sunday Times as “A hugely impressive live music spectacular”.


Guitar – Michael John Ross

Chess Galea (vocals)

Mike Pratt (bass) [Lianne Carroll, Dave O Higgins]

Chris Nickholls (drums) [Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Frank Sinatra Jnr]

Bill Mudge (keyboards)


PizzaExpress Live (Soho)
10 Dean St, London, W1D 3RW

020 7439 4962


Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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