Neil C. Young

Neil C. Young

Instrument: Guitar | Location: Manchester

Taking the funk of John Scofield, Jim Hall’s harmonic world and the cool of George Benson, Neil C. Young is full of soul and energy and his arrangements are beautiful.
—Eric Elias, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

Updated: July 16, 2021

Born: December 31, 1973

Navigating musical highways with melodic flair and harmonious finesse whilst keeping live performance as alive as possible, UK based fusion guitarist Neil C Young has established himself as a composer, arranger, and musician on both the British scene and international stage.

Praised for his cool, melodic and harmonic sophistication yet maintain a feel good instrumental format, Neil has worked with the likes of – Nick Blacka (Go Go Penguin), Nathan Bray (Guy Barker); Anton Hunter (Beats and Pieces, Sloth Racket, Ripshaw Catfish), Soweto Kinch; Wendy Kirkland (Piano Divas) Gary Boyle (Isotope, Soft Machine); Steve Tromans (Indo Jazz Fusions, Dan Nicholls, Alison Symons)

Awards

Initial ballot entry for Grammy awards - 2011, 2012 and 2014 Commercial success in India with featured track on Goa Chillout Zone Vol. 2 Compilation Album from WOA Records. 2009. UK Jazz Services Promoters Choice Award 2008 Nominee Tour of Finland 2008 London Bossanova Festival 2008; 2 Tours to the US 2007; VIP Reference for Carlos Juan Amplification (Ger.) Artist at the 2006 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival (Mex); Honourable Mention from the Canary Islands International Songwriting Competiton 2006. (Esp) 'Time will sing' and 'That Darned' shortlisted at the International Songwriting Competition 2006 Voted No.1 at Jazzworldquest.com 2006

Gear

Eastman T184MX, Fender American Pro Telecaster and Takemine Nylon String Guitars. Mesa Boogie MkV35 and Carlos Juan Pre Amp CTP1. Jim Dunlop Stubby plectrums. EHX Pedals - SuperEgo+, Glove Boss Pedals - RV500, SuperShifter Hotone Pedals - Trem, Tuner TC Pedals - Shaker, Quintessence


Tags

'....one of Britain's best-kept jazz secrets.' Zeffirellis, Ambleside. 'Burgeoning international jazz star' Lancaster Jazz Festival ‘..brilliantly minded guitarist’ Carlos Juan (Carlos Juan Guitars, Ger.) ‘..a master..’ – Norman van den Wildenberg (maxanine.nl, Ned.) ‘..touches your heart and sets your hair on fire..’ (Brent Black, Critical Jazz.com)

'His El Camino is a hot ride'

Acclaimed UK jazz guitarist Neil C Young makes a bold statement in establishing his unique talent with the release of El Camino, he is quickly making a name in the U.S. Young’s big six-string sound weaves through a collection of delightful grooves and eclectic textures with the aid of bassist Alan Whitham and drummer Richard Young

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