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due to unforeseen circumstances Steve Charles will no longer be able to join us at Beyond Trad 2017 HOWEVER, we are fortunate to have the very talented Jack Ray of Vancouver (and Australia) joining our team as our advanced guitar instructor.
Jack Ray is an Australian guitarist, banjoist and vocalist who has performed and recorded with some of Australia’s and the world’s finest musicians including, Angus and Julia Stone, Brad Shigeta, Kevin Louis, Jonathan Zwartz, Mike Price, Jim Elliot (The Cruel Sea), Amanda Brown (Go-Betweens) and many other great artists. Jack is currently based in Vancouver, BC and is in demand as a leader and sideman. He leads the groups The Milk Crate Bandits, The ’93 Project and The Jack Ray Organ Band as well as performing regularly with The Rossi Gang and The Jen Hodge All Stars.
‘The guy to keep “Hot Jazz” alive!’- Eddy Davis (Woody Allen Band) ‘His wonderful style, poise and searing guitar solos will have you
wanting to hear more’. – Canberra Blues Society
‘Gentle... [played with] a West Coast sensibility and simple clarity’–
[On Jack’s debut album] ‘If you close your eyes it’s almost like being in a jazz club in the 50s or early 60s. I bet [he’s] great live!’– Alan Bryson (All About Jazz and Talking2Musicians)