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.”
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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.
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
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Associate 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.
Truefire Guitar Sherpa: The Bebop Dojo
Concepts of developing improvisation through deeper understandings of how harmony connects. Topics include using chord tones, melodic embellishments, use of the Jazz Melodic Minor scale, upper structure triads, chord substitutions, rhythmic clarity, and composition.