Steve Banks | Guitarist | Educator

Steve Banks


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Steve appears on Sara Colman's album, 'What We're Made Of'. A collection of beautifully arranged and heartfelt compositions giving an insight into the rich musical world of this soulful musician.

Top 10 ALBUMS of 2018 ★★★★ - Jazzwise

Top 10 albums of the month -Bandcamp

5/5 - UK Vibe

The album, released on 28th September 2018, includes outstanding performances by some of the UK's finest Jazz musicians alongside The Carducci String Quartet.

Steve features on Electric, Acoustic, Baritone and Nylon String guitars and his composition 'Open' is also presented with string arrangements by Jonathan Silk.

Performances at Kings Place, London, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Manchester Jazz Festival during May - July 2018 are to be followed by a special performance at Birmingham CBSO Centre on 10th November 2018. This will include new arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s music alongside selected songs from the album featuring Sara’s full band with string quartet.

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Other upcoming gigs include:

7th September - Nick Dover Quartet - Be-Bop Club, Bristol

20th September - Trio w/ Pete Judge and Greg Cordez - El Rincon, Bristol

17th October - Greg Cordez Quintet - Fringe Jazz, Bristol

26th October - Adam Glasser Quartet - BeBop Club, Bristol


On 17th June 2018 Steve performed alongside the rhythm section of Malcolm Edmonstone (keys), Will Harris (bass) and Mark Whitlam (drums) to support Black Voices with Birmingham Town Hall Gospel choir alongside full brass and string sections to bring Quincy Jones' 'Soulful Messiah' to life at Wiltshire Arts Centre, UK.