James Birkett and Bradley Johnston
James Birkett has been active on the North East jazz scene for many years. He has performed in many contexts and created the BMus jazz degree which has produced many fine jazz artists. Bradley Johnston is one such artist. They have been playing together since Bradley began studying with James at Sage Gateshead at the age of 14.
They have performed and recorded as a guitar duo for many years and continue to explore repertoire from early jazz through to the present, encompassing music from Eddie Lang and Django Reinhardt through to Pat Metheny and their own original compositions. Their programme is designed to bring together both formal and spontaneous approaches to their interpretations of the music. Most importantly, they always enjoy themselves!