Guitarist - Educator


Steve Banks

Steve studied at Leeds College of Music with Jez Franks and with Wayne Krantz in New York.  He has also studied with Mike Walker since meeting him in 2002.

Steve has recorded and performed with Sara Colman’s Quintet across the UK and at the Jazzahead! festival in Germany. In 2011 he was featured guitarist on The Colman Brothers album reaching No.4 in the UK iTunes Jazz chart followed by performances including Manchester Jazz Festival.  He has also performed in the Tony Smith Band at UK venues including Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, with Sylvan Richardson and accordionist Karen Street amongst others. Steve is currently rehearsing his new quartet based in Bristol, UK.