Mark Johns & Guy Strazz..
– Great Guitars
Guy Strazz - classical & acoustic
Mark Johns - classical & Uke
– perform an acoustic musical journey of light and shade through their original compositions, such as the APRA awarded Mandela and engaging arrangements showcasing the music of wonderful composers jazz and Brazilian music composers such as Joseph Kosma, Chick Corea, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Harold Harlen, Consuelo Velázquez, George Gershwin.
"Brilliant performance Guy!, Congrats to you and Mark and thanks for bringing such great music to town! 26/6/22, Damian Wright Bandaluzia (concert organiser, The Base, Newcastle)
Guy Strazz – guitarist and composer.
He has appeared as featured artist at many festivals around the world, such as Jazz Yatra (India), Clusone (Italy), Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and Global Guitar at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
He has played with Martin Taylor, Slava Grigoryan, Mike Stern, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Vince Jones, Matt McMahon, Joe Chindamo, and Dale Barlow amongst many others.
He has released 10 albums on important labels, several of which received nominations and awards such as Jazz Apra. He is a recipient of an Australia Council Music Fellowship. His current leads the Acoustic Wonderland Band collaborates in a duo with master percussionist David Jones. Guy’s improvisations are featured in Michael Dillon's Ocean to Sky, a film about Sir Edmund Hillary’s last journey to the Himalayas, which was awarded Best Australian Documentary at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.
"Amongst the most lyrical players in the land" - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald “
"Guy is one of my favourite Indo-jazz guitarists” - Niranjan Jhaveri, Down Beat USA
“Guy is an amazing player and a great composer” - Mike Stern, ABC Radio National
Mark Johns - guitarist and composer
Mark Johns is one of the world’s most renowned session guitarists and performers. Previously based in London for many years, he is the ultimate all round player, having recorded and toured with artists such as Jeff Beck, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Enrique Iglesias, Sting, Mariane Faithful, Julie Driscoll, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.
Mark is also a gifted and versatile composer, his music can be heard on TV series such as Absolutely Fabulous, Bottom, Monarch of the Glen and French and Saunders. Other television credits include Down to Earth, Coupling, The Ralph Little Show, The Johnny Vaughan Show, The Ben Elton Show, The Lenny Henry Show, Films include Gangsta No.1, Best and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
“A formidable player” What’s On (UK)
“Definitely one of the busiest guitar masters in the session world” Gear (UK)