NIMA Presents: Sheryl Bailey Quartet @ The Underground
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The incredible Jazz guitar of Sheryl Bailey comes to Newcastle on Tuesday August 22 for NIMA.
She’ll be joined by heavyweight Tenor Saxophonist Roger Manins (NZ) and Sydney rhythm giants Andrew Dickeson (drums) and Ashley Turner (bass).
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.
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.
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”.
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.”
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.
She is one of the new greats. – Downbeat Magazine
One of the top players in an emerging generation of
jazz guitarists. – Vintage Guitar
A sizzling guitar goddess. – All About Jazz
One of the most compelling tones of her generation.
– Guitar Player Magazine
Bailey combines an astonishing command of the
fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of
melodic invention. – Soundstage
Sheryl Bailey (US) – Guitar
Roger Manins (NZ) – Tenor Saxophone
Ashley Turner – Bass
Andrew Dickeson – Drums
Doors Open: 7:30pm