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Sheryl Bailey

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: May 20, 1966    

There’s no description more apt for Sheryl Bailey than “A sizzling guitar goddess”, coined by Elliot Simon of All About Jazz. He’s not alone with his superlatives—Adam Levy of Guitar Player Magazine calls Sheryl “One of the most compelling tones of her generation”, and Frank Forte of Just Jazz Guitar ranks her “among the best bop guitar players with a fresh approach and something new.”

Sheryl’s playing is unquestionably “sizzling”. She has groomed incredible chops and impeccable taste with which she applies them. It’s said (by Lee Metcalf, The Villager) that she can “go from zero to blazing in two beats”, but she is continually praised for never sacrificing melody and lyricism for technique. “She balances superior technical skills with a strong lyrical sense and swinging touch…” continues Metcalf, and Joe Taylor of Soundstage says “Bailey combines an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention.” ...
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Awards

2014 Rising Star Downbeat 2013 Rising Star Downbeat
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    For All Those Living

    Self Produced
    2011
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    A New Promise

    MCG Jazz
    2010
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    Live @ The Fat Cat

    PureMusic Records
    2006
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    The Power of 3

    Pure Music
    2003
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    A Meeting Of Minds

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A Meeting Of Minds

PureMusic Records (2014)

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“One of jazz guitars current front runners.”

John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine 2007

“Move over Mike Stern!”

Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine 2007

“Bailey plays with power and drive.”

Downbeat 2007

“Always lush and lyrical - her sound displays a lovely sinewy edge that allows the listenere to glean every nook and cranny of her wonderful style.”

Darrin Fox, Guitar Player Magazine 2005

Primary InstrumentGuitar, electric

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundAssociate Professor of Guitar Berklee College of Music since 2000, Faculty at The Collective NYC, National Guitar Workshop Jazz Resident, Clinics throughout Europe, US and Australia.

Clinic/Workshop InformationConcepts of developing improvisation through deeper understandings of how harmony connects...

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