John Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. He is a prodigiously gifted and creative player and has been described by Pat Metheny as “one of the best guitarists in the world.”
The Blue Spirits Trio came about through John’s love of electric guitar and organ combined, and a desire for a vehicle for the bluesier side of John’s playing. There are plenty of typical swing elements, augmented by soulful ballads, fiery funk outings all presented with warm humour by John. The band has been popular on the club circuit for many years and always delivers.
“No doubting his awesome authority when he touches the guitar” (The Guardian)
“gifted…spectacular” The Times; “a master guitarist…brilliant” The Observer;
“A virtuoso on acoustic and electric guitars” Time Out;
John Etheridge – Guitars;
Pete Whittaker – Organ;
George Double – Drums
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.