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Joe Perkins

Joe is an M.A. Composition and BMus (Hons) graduate from City University London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, specialising in jazz, blues and rock guitar. Joe performs professionally in many styles, ensembles, solo performances and pit bands for musical theatre; most notably, Ronnie Scott’s (residency), The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall (jazzlines), Wembley Stadium, Milton Court (Barbican), The Royal Academy of Art, Torino Jazz Club, The Crazy Coqs, Le Quecumbar (house band) and BBC Radio. He is currently performing with ‘Coco ‘n’ the Fellas’, ‘The Jorge Bravo Trio’ and ‘Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra’ amongst many other London based jazz ensembles. He has previously worked with Brains & Hunch – Music For Moving Image, Shunt Theatre, The Royal Borough of Greenwich Music Hub and Barrow Hill Junior School. Joe is an established private music tutor, with over 70 students working in St. John’s Wood, London – recommended by Lucky Fret Music Co., Guitar Guitar Camden and the London Guitar Academy. He is also a visiting accompanist at the GSMD and Goldsmiths University of London.

Joe has spent many years under the tutelage of Stuart Hall, Barak Schmool, Dave Warren, Jonny Hepbir, Ian Pace and performed for the Lord Mayor of London and HRH Princess Anne.

“Played with real verve… and with determined virtuosity.”- Dr Ian Pace.

“Demonstrated considerable variety of invention and displayed a healthy range of technical accomplishment.”- Dr Alexander Lingas.

“Fantastic drama, great storytelling… extremely assured performance that displayed a deep knowledge of, and clear love for, the music.” – Carlos Lopez-Real.

“Very good interpretation” – Elios Ferrè

“One of the most swinging player I’ve ever met” – Daniele Ciuffreda

“My favourite band…of this year…Fuzz pop excellence!” – Adam Walton, BBC

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


I currently teach music at Barrow Hill Junior School and privately to students wishing to learn to play guitar. I have given a number of lecture recitals at City University London. Contact me for availability.

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