Robben Ford has been sideman to stars from Miles Davis to Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and even Kiss – and he's an expert in fusing the worlds of jazz and blues guitar

Robben Ford
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Robben Ford is one of the most significant electric guitar players active anywhere in the world today. For over 50 years he has maintained a successful solo career as a blues singer, guitarist and composer, with a stream of successful releases to his name.

Along with this, Robben had an illustrious career as sideman to the stars, with credits that include Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Little Feat, Michael McDonald and, believe it or not, Kiss. In recent years, he’s also had great success with collaborative projects alongside fellow guitar greats Larry Carlton, Mike Landau and John Scofield, and he’s also enjoyed considerable success as a producer.  

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John Wheatcroft

John is Head of Guitar at BIMM London and a visiting lecturer for the University of West London (London College of Music) and Chester University. He's performed with artists including Billy Cobham (Miles Davis), John Williams, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), and toured the world with John Jorgenson and Carl Palmer.