Lecturer, Guitar *
Steve Banks is a guitarist, composer, band leader and session musician. Steve released 'Emboldened', his critically acclaimed debut album as a bandleader in 2023. He tours regularly with Steve Banks Quintet and is now presenting his music arranged for a jazz orchestra in collaboration with Jonathan Silk.
Banks has performed at venues across the UK and Europe including Birmingham Symphony Hall, CBSO Centre, London's Kings Place, Mostly Jazz, Manchester Jazz and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals and Jazzahead! in Germany.
Steve's captivating style and versatility have kept him much in demand for many successful projects, most notably playing electric, acoustic, baritone and nylon string guitars on Sara Colman's albums 'What We're Made Of' and "Ink On A Pin', with credits as composer and arranger.
Further projects include Greg Cordez Band (Ropeadope) and The Colman Brothers (Wah-Wah 45s). An inspiring teacher with extensive experience, Steve has designed and taught degree courses and workshops for individuals, groups and ensembles across the UK since 2007.* Freelance lecturer