London-based session guitarist, Jake Willson, is quickly garnering a reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile new voices in the guitar world.
Jake was awarded a scholarship to study guitar at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and upon returning to the UK, completed his degree and began performing around the country with a wide range of ensembles playing everything from modern fusion and hard-edged blues to commercial rock and pop. Among recent gig highlights are the British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park and the 2013 British Grand Prix, Silverstone. As well as playing guitar, Jake maintains a parallel career as a composer, and his works are regularly performed by world-class musicians. He is currently studying for a PhD in Classical Composition at the University of Surrey, where he is an associate lecturer in the fields of orchestration, jazz studies, performance and composition. He is currently working on a body of instrumental music that is to be released in the near future.