John Close

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Jazz

Instrument/voice type: Guitar

Location: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

John Close is Jazz Guitarist and Composer based in Cardiff currently studying a Masters degree in Jazz at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tuition of Jez Franks and Ant Law. Whilst studying an undergraduate degree in Music and English Literature at The University of Sheffield John studied Jazz Guitar with Leeds College of Music tutor Jamie Taylor and played in the Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble, a group which translated Indian Classical music onto western instruments. 

John is an active part of the Jazz scene in Cardiff and draws upon his wide influences from World Music to Contemporary Literature in his current quartet project. John is grateful for the support of Help Musicians UK and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.