Wednesday 23 August
SHERYL BAILEY (NYC) Quartet feat. Roger Manins
The incredible Jazz guitar of Sheryl Bailey comes to Sydney as part of the Sydney Guitar Festival. Joining with heavyweight Tenor Saxophonist Roger Manins (NZ) and Sydney rhythm giants Andrew Dickeson (drums) and Ashley Turner (bass).
She is one of the new greats. – Downbeat Magazine
One of the top players in an emerging generation of jazz guitarists. – Vintage Guitar
Sheryl’s playing combines incredible chops and impeccable taste. Praised for
never sacrificing melody and lyricism for technique and balancing formidable skill with a swinging touch.
A sizzling guitar goddess. – All About Jazz
The guitar has rarely been out of her hands since the age of 13 being introduced to the jazz tradition early via Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Raney, George Van Eps, Joe Pass and others. She attended Berklee College of Music where she is now a Professor. Her years of dedication and focus won her 3rd place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar competition in 1995
One of the most compelling tones of her generation. – Guitar Player Magazine
With a 15-year plus residency at New York City’s famous 55 Bar Sheryl also tours the world with a growing international fan base. She has performed and recorded with some of the finest on the planet from Richard Bona to George Garzone.
To date, Sheryl has 9 CDs out under her name, and a live DVD, “The Sheryl Bailey 3 Live in NYC”(Mel Bay).
Of her album “Live at the Fat Cat”, Joe Taylor says, “...this disc proves again that Sheryl Bailey is one of the most gifted and exciting jazz guitarists on the scene.”
Bailey combines an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention. – Soundstage
She has been an Artist in Residence at countless programs, including NYU, Bates College, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Towson University, the LA Music Academy and G.I.T.
In 2009, Mel Bay published her book “Moveable Shapes: Concepts for Re-Harmonizing II-V-I’s.” She has also developed a complete curriculum in jazz improvisation for interactive cyber study via Truefire’s Guitar Sherpa program, “The Bebop Dojo.” In addition she has top selling courses available from Mike’s Masterclasses, Jazz Guitar Society, JamPlay, and Truefire.
Sheryl Bailey - Guitar
Roger Manins - Tenor Saxophone
Ashley Turner - Bass
Andrew Dickeson - Drums