Will Barnes Trio

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Will Barnes

Will Barnes is a UK jazz guitarist who has performed with Gary Potter, Frank Vignola, Alan Barnes and John Etheridge as well as taking mentoring from Dr Martin Taylor MBE. With influences of Bebop, Jazz Manouche, Latin, Blues and Fingerstyle, Will’s live performances capture his love for a broad range of musical styles and techniques. His passion for music is both infectious and captivating. Having toured extensively with Classical/Jazz crossover group “Gypsy Fire” will has performed many sell out shows at some of the UK’s top Theatres, Venues and Festivals including Ronnie Scotts, 606, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), Brecon Jazz Festival (Guildhall Concert – Special Guest), Cheltenham Jazz Festival (Verve Stage), Upton Jazz Festival to name but a few. Will also regularly performs across France and Europe, both with his own ensembles and as a sought after session guitarist. A fluent composer, Will’s compositions have featured on many recordings and album releases with frequent BBC airplay.

“He’s a hugely gifted technician, a fact confirmed by his excellent live appearances”  thejazzmann.com

 “We highly rate Will Barnes as one of the most impressive guitarists and best musicians around” Brecon Jazz

“This is one player who really does combine a raft of tasty guitar styles and throws them at you with a mix of speed, power and passion”  Oxford Jazz

 “A musician who displays a confidence and maturity beyond his years with the technical expertise to match” Stratford Jazz

Line-up: Will Barnes (Guitar), Ashley Long (Double Bass) and Kristian Bressington (Drums)